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    1936 Freddie Lindstrom Game Worn Jersey. The Hall of Fame third baseman spent the bulk of his career in the service of the New York Giants, and was remembered by his teammates as one of the very few players with the nerve to square off against the legendary gruffness of manager John McGraw. He would attribute his premature grey streak in his blonde hair to McGraw, and was quoted as saying that his greatest thrill in baseball "...came the day Mr. McGraw named his twenty all-time players. I'm ninth on that list and that is thrill enough to last me a lifetime."

    Though we have never encountered a game worn jersey of Lindstrom's from the Giants or any other team prior to this example, simple mathematics would suggest that the offered lot is the rarest possible. Lindstrom appeared in just twenty-six games, the last of his career, as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, making his final appearance on a Major League diamond on May 15, 1936. The Dodgers were at home at Ebbets Field on that day, facing the Pirates club Lindstrom had represented two years earlier, so there is a very genuine possibility that this home white pinstriped flannel is the very last jersey worn by this early legend in competition. Visually, the jersey is an absolute masterpiece of Depression-age baseball couture, with navy and red felt lettering spelling "Brooklyn" across the chest in the most elegant of fonts, and the number "31" on verso likewise the height of art deco style. Double navy piping rings the collars, cuffs and button path, furthering the aesthetic cause. "F. Lindstrom" is artfully chainstitched into the body of the collar beside the small and simple "Spalding" manufacturer's label, matching the year "36" designation sewn directly into the lower front left tail. Short of a small degree of uneven trimming of the rear tail, which does not draw the eye to any significant degree,

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