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    1947 Dizzy Dean Final Game Worn Fielder's Glove. Long associated with Satchel Paige for their shared penchant for quotable quips, Ol' Diz took another cue from the Negro League legend when he briefly suspended his retirement to return to the Major League mound after a six-year absence. Presented is the glove Dean wore through four innings of scoreless work at Sportsman's Park on September 28th, the last game of the 1947 St. Louis Browns season. Ironclad provenance is supplied in the form of a handwritten letter from Max Carey, Jr., son of the Hall of Fame outfielder. Max Junior states that Dean gifted "this glove to my father Max G. Carey, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame at one of the annual Hall of Fame gatherings in the late 1960s held at Bradenton FL. I, Max Carey Jr., had witnessed Dizzy giving this glove with the statement by him as to it being the last glove he used as an active player, in his last major league season." Vintage handwritten "Jay Dean Dizzy" appears at interior wristband, and "Dizzy" is written on pinky finger. Included is a vintage news photograph of Dean warming up that day, and while the image is not clear enough to definitively match the glove, it is clearly very similar with no attributes that would exclude it. Light wear is appropriate for limited action. Letter of provenance from son of Max Carey.

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