There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
81217

1935 Tony Cuccinello Game Worn Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey with Matching Pants....

2010 November Dallas Signature Sports Collectibles Auction #7028

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Nov 5, 2010
Item Activity: 2 Internet/mail/phone bidders
2,195 page views
Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219
Description:
1935 Tony Cuccinello Game Worn Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey with Matching Pants. Extraordinarily tough pre-war flannel jersey saw action at the Polo Grounds, Forbes Field and the rest of the period's National League parks on the back of the Dodgers' talented second baseman. The rare three-year style was only utilized between 1934 and 1936, though Cuccinello's trade to the Boston Braves in December of 1935 allows us to narrow the range by one third. Bold navy blue and red Old English lettering spells "Brooklyn" in a shallow arc across the chest, with the original number "5" removed from verso but still exhibiting a few cut threads from its original path. One could assume that this removal came at the minor league level, where the jersey was reconditioned for secondary usage.

The jersey is consigned by the family of the minor leaguer who wore the shirt as a hand-me-down. "T. Cuccinello" remains embroidered directly into the interior collar beside the ancient square "Spalding" manufacturer's label. The number "35" is similarly chain stitched into lower rear tail. Some rather unusual tailoring features, including an extra button hole at lower chest and a horizontal seam just below the bottom button are noted for the sake of full disclosure, but these cause no distraction and are clearly period alterations. Some mild staining and a small tear at rear tail likewise cause little concern.

Also here is a matching pair of pants worn by the same minor league player, initially owned and used by veteran right-hander "Fat Freddie" Fitzsimmons, who represented the Dodgers between 1937 and 1943. His name is embroidered in red thread at interior waistband, again beside a square "Spalding" logo. Scattered staining and a team repair appear on verso. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Clothing, Costumes & Jerseys (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image







FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
923,539
bidder-members
$940,723,666
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Only 17 days left to consign to the 2015 May 14 - 16 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas!
Learn About Consigning With Us
Grey is the absolute best in the business and he is completely responsible for my Movie Poster passion, a solid 10, make it an 11!
David Huss,
Mount Sinai, NY
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2015 February 21 - 22 Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Auction - New York
2015 February 21 - 22 Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Auction - New York
REALIZED SO FAR $9,882,844
SPORTS SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey