1964 Bob Gibson Game Worn Jersey....
Presented is a home white flannel dating to the year of Gibson's first World Championship, one for which he was awarded the World Series MVP for notching two of the four wins needed to dispose of the mighty Yankees. While it's possible that this jersey saw action during that fabled October, there's no doubt but that the shirt saw season-long wear leading up to the Fall Classic. Despite the strong wear, the jersey has no damage or significant flaws, save the removal of the name on back, an outline of which is still quite discernible when held up to the light. This was a common practice for Cardinals jerseys, as most were used in spring training the following season. As such, the absence of "Gibson" on verso should not be seen as particularly problematic.
All other identifiers are present and unaltered, including the chenille birds and bat logo on the chest and the number "45" affixed to front and verso in red and navy felt. The proper "Rawlings [size] 42" label remains affixed at lower left front exterior tail, while interior tail holds washing instructions label with "Set 1 1964" flap tag at right. A 9+/10 black sharpie signature from Gibson completes the package. LOA from Lou Lampson. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication (autograph).
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