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    Late 1940's Stan Musial Game Used Fielder's Glove. Cultured collectors are well aware that fielder's gloves are the toughest of all Major League baseball game used memorabilia, and the reason for this is quite simple. Even when all players were issued two home and two road uniforms they were still far more plentiful than gloves, as players tended to use just one glove per season, and often the same one for multiple seasons. Such certainly appears to be the case with the presented Hall of Fame-quality specimen, as it exhibits phenomenal use from Stan the Man, dating to the first half of his storied career.

    The left-handed Rawlings T70 RY first baseman's mitt is the company's top of the line professional model, the lack of player endorsement on the glove a further indication of its non-retail status. The "claw style" perfectly matches an (included) image of the St. Louis Cardinals legend fielding a high throw in a photo Musial himself dates to 1948 along with his 10/10 blue sharpie autograph, and is likely the same glove exactly. The included letter of opinion from MEARS (which is the only Musial glove they have ever evaluated) makes mention of "a letter from Michael Sessoms, which outlines how he obtained this glove from Mr. A.P. Strelick, who received the glove in the late 1940's/early 1950's. Mr. Strelick was related to Mr. Peizer Nagy, who was married to Helen Labash, whose sister was Lillian Labash Musial, Stan Musial's wife." The original Sessoms letter was misplaced, but Heritage was able to obtain a letter directly from Mr. Strelick, which explains how he obtained the glove. A second letter of opinion from leading glove expert Joe Phillips likewise accompanies the lot. A 9/10 black sharpie signature from Musial on the thumb of the glove, acquired decades later, completes the package. LOA from MEARS. Letter of Provenance from A.P. Strelick. LOA from Joe Phillips. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication (autograph). Full LOA from PSA/DNA (autograph).

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
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