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    1980's Lou Whitaker Game Worn Detroit Tigers Helmet. Sweet Lou Whitaker plied his trade in Detroit for nearly twenty years before he hung up his spikes for good. The five-time All-Star wore this "New Era size 7 3/8" helmet while keeping the Tigers viable in the 1980's. A New Era sticker has a size scratched out and "3/8" written in ballpoint inside. "1" and "Whitaker" are written in vintage black marker on the cushioning. Various scratches and abrasions pepper the surface. The ABC logo on back appears to have been filled in along the way. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $800 - up.

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