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    2004 Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees First Home Opener Game Worn Jersey--Photo Matched! Love him or loathe him, A-Rod could very well be the greatest baseball talent the vast majority of humans now living have ever seen play. Only one man in baseball history boasts a resume of 600+ home runs, 2,000+ RBI's, 3,000+ hits and 300+ stolen bases. Add three American League MVP Awards, ten Silver Sluggers and two Gold Gloves to the tally, and it's easy to see how and why Rodriguez was the highest-paid player in baseball history when he wore the provided pinstripes.

    The experts at Resolution Photomatching have located images from twenty different contests that match the offered garment, inclusive of four home runs, ten runs batted in, five stolen bases and a batting average of .329. But its most notable attribution is its role as the very first pinstripes Rodriguez wore in Bronx competition, the April 8, 2004 home opener against the Chicago White Sox.

    Like snowflakes and fingerprints, no two home Yankees gamers are identical, and all pinstripes match up to that emotional debut at The House that Ruth Built. "NY" logo is affixed over heart in navy tackle twill, the same material forming a lucky number "13" on verso, as Rodriguez' standard number "3" had been retired decades earlier for a different high-salary slugger.

    Lower left front tail holds proper "Russell Athletic Authentic Collection" label with various subtags denoting size "50," construction of "100% Polyester," a "+2" Extra Length" tailoring tag and a "2004" year swatch. Evidence of twenty games of wear is clear. LOA from Resolution Photomatching. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    August, 2020
    29th-30th Saturday-Sunday
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