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    1940-46 Herman Besse Game Worn Philadelphia Athletics Cap. While Mack's Men struggled in the two decades following the dismantling of the Athletics' dynasty 2.0, the team did manage to shine in one aspect of its game. They always looked good on the ballfield, sporting stylishly classic duds. The 1940's game worn cap on offer here is a timeless testament to the Tall Tactician's terrific talents for diamond haberdashery. The soft crown and pliable brim are both presented in rich blue wool with a singular Old English "A" lovingly embroidered on the front center in white thread. The interior supple, white leather headband, meanwhile, displays "7 1/4 Besse" meticulously stitched in blue. The cap shows wondrous game wear but is still in tremendous overall condition, free of any significant degradation (cracking, cracking, chipping, discoloration) which so often plagues other exemplars from this era. Superb display potential. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    May, 2019
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