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    1922 Bert Cole Game Worn Detroit Tigers Uniform. Spectacular heavy grey wool flannel full uniform was worn by this young southpaw during road mound appearances for player/manager Ty Cobb's Tiger ballclub. It should go without saying that any Major League uniform dating to the first quarter of the Twentieth Century carries tremendous collecting appeal, and the remarkable condition in which we find this example, and the fantastic provenance, puts it in a class by itself. The jersey sports the classic Old English "D" over the heart in flawless black felt. A proper "Spalding" tag appears in the collar, with a secondary tag below that is faded beyond legibility. Embroidered in the rear tail is a scripted "Cole" in black thread. The sleeves have been custom cut as was common for pitchers of the day, and we're firmly convinced that these alterations do indeed date to the time of the jersey's use. There is some slight fraying of the black piping that encircles the collar, but to no visual detriment. The matching pants are tagged identically to the jersey, and again feature a scripted "Cole" embroidered in the fly's button path. There is not even the slightest flaw to mention here.

    The uniform comes to us directly from the Cole family, and includes a few other personal keepsakes from his collection, most notably a pair of Tigers spring training rosters from 1922 and 1925, which finds Cole listed in alphabetical order just after Tyrus Raymond Cobb. A pair of photos of Cole in the uniform of a minor league club is here as well. A special opportunity to own a high-grade uniform dating one of the most intriguing eras of our National Pastime. LOA from Lou Lampson.


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    May, 2007
    5th Saturday
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