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    Circa 1948 Bill Voiselle Game Worn & Signed Boston Braves Uniform with World Series Attribution.
    If we are to take the word of Mr. Voiselle himself, this gorgeous and complete grey flannel uniform dates to the National League Championship season of 1948, though an absence of any date markings beyond his own handwritten notations makes definitive attribution impossible. It's little matter--the uniform is a stunning beauty and highly desirable with or without October wear.

    Voiselle represented the Braves for three seasons (1947-49), and pitched three and two-thirds inning in Cleveland in Game Three of the 1948 World Series, when this uniform may have seen that purported Fall Classic use. He also took the loss in the Game Six clincher at home. The zipper-front jersey features the classic tomahawk chest emblem beneath a scripted "Braves," with a gorgeous Indian head logo at left sleeve and his unusual number "96" on verso. Interior collar is tagged "Horace Partridge Athletic Goods [size] 46" above an embroidered "Voiselle" swatch. Lower left front tail is inscribed in 9/10 black sharpie, "Bill Voiselle, 1948 World Series."

    We find that inscription repeated at interior waistband of matching uniform pants, where we also find "Horace Partridge [size] 38" tagging and another embroidered "Voiselle" swatch. Pants exhibit scattered staining, but to little distraction, while jersey is free of any condition distractions.

    Finally, we have a cap with embroidered "Voiselle" at interior leather headband, a "Wilson" brand undershirt/dickie, and a pair of stirrups. The most complete 1940's uniform we've ever handled, begging for display on a mannequin. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (jersey autograph). Full LOA from PSA/DNA (pants autograph). Full LOA from SGC Authentic (jersey & pants autographs).


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    May, 2018
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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