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    1924 Muddy Ruel Game Worn Tour of Europe Sweater from the Herold "Muddy" Ruel Collection. Absolutely exceptional specimen is the companion piece to Ruel's full Chicago White Sox uniform worn in service of the team during this historic Tour. And, in similar fashion, the gorgeous wool cardigan-style sweater remains in tremendous NM-MT condition, without a single noteworthy flaw daring to challenge the beauty of this important artifact. The maroon body of the sweater is punctuated by dark royal blue trim in patriotic fashion, with a seven-button front (not including three smaller buttons at the throat to cinch the collar high on the neck if desired). The sleeve cuffs are also constructed in blue, a color that is likewise found in the piping that trims the two front pockets along with a similar band in white. "Chicago" appears over the heart in 1.5" high white felt lettering, copying the same font style apparent on the jersey front from the tour. Note that the letter "H" in "Chicago" bears a vintage ink "M R" to identify it to its former owner. The classic "Sox" used in the team's jersey design as early as 1912 appears below. The left sleeve offers perhaps the most thrilling component of all, the gorgeous stars and bars shield that came to characterize the Tour. Constructed of tri-color felt, the patch shows only a couple of tiny imperfections only noticeable upon very close inspection, certainly nothing that detracts at all from the tremendous visual appeal. Inside the collar is a simple black tag reading "A.G. Spalding & Bros.," remembering the Hall of Fame legend responsible for the first Baseball Tour of Europe and an early pitching star, manager and president of the Chicago American League team. Lauded by the authenticators at MEARS as "absolutely perfect," this remarkable and exceptionally scarce artifact is appropriate for only the most serious and advanced uniform collectors. MEARS Authentic. LOA from MEARS. LOA from Lou Lampson.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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