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    1984 Pete Rose Game Worn Cincinnati Reds Uniform with Rose Letter. A handwritten and signed letter from the banished Hit King reads, "The uniform acquired by [blank] on [blank] is my game worn Cincy Reds outfit used by me on my return to Cincinnati as player manager. It was worn in August thru the balance of the 1984 season and autographed by me."

    Working from the top down, we begin with a sweat-stained size "7" cap, autographed on the visor in 9/10 black sharpie. Next, a home white knit jersey exhibiting strong wear with clay, sweat and tobacco staining. Number "14" and chenille team logo on chest, "Rose 14" on verso. Interior tail is tagged, "Rawlings [size] 44" with "Set 1 1984" flap tag affixed. Autographed with "Aug. 17, 1984" notation in 9/10 black sharpie. Pants are identically signed and likewise show dirty wear. Interior waistband is tagged "Rawlings [size] 34" with embroidered swatch announcing, "25 35/36 26 84 1" with "Set 1 1984" flap tag. Number "14" in marker. Next, a pair of red stirrups with good wear but no identifiers of any sort. And, finally, a heavily-worn pair of size 9.5 Mizuno spikes hand painted with red detailing and number "14" written at interior sole. Each is signed in 9/10 black sharpie. A terrific ensemble from a time when Rose was putting the finishing touches on a stellar career, and making the poor decisions that would seal his fate. Letter of provenance from Pete Rose. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    November, 2013
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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