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    1931-33 Paul Waner Game Worn Pittsburgh Pirates Cap, MEARS Authentic.
    While Ruth and Gehrig have laid claim to the year 1927 in the annals of baseball history, that was a vintage belonging to the elder Waner brother alone in the National League record books, as Big Poison claimed his first of three batting championships, his sole MVP Award, and his only taste of Fall Classic action. Paul would enter Cooperstown's immortal fraternity in 1952 in his third year of eligibility, owner of 3,152 career hits and a lifetime .333 average.

    Despite that long and illustrious service to the professional game, Paul Waner remains absent from nearly every elite collection of pre-war game used uniforms, with not a single example of a jersey or cap appearing in any major auction results database. Heritage is pleased to offer one member of our clientele an opportunity at ownership unprecedented until now.

    This classic red-on-navy soft-billed eight-panel format has been dated to the early years of the Great Depression by the experts at MEARS, who characterize game use as "heavy," but praise the fine condition of preservation, noting just a single fabric tear to the exterior and minor loss to the leather headband inside. Here we find an artfully embroidered "P. Waner," perfectly matching period exemplars in format. A thrilling opportunity for the advanced uniform collector. LOA from MEARS, Authentic. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 16
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