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    1936 Leon "Goose" Goslin Game Worn Detroit Tigers Jersey. Just nineteen years old when he was spotted by Hall of Fame umpire and fellow New Jersey resident Bill McGowan while playing for a DuPont factory team, Goslin quickly moved up the ladder from Class-C ball to become the leading offensive weapon of the great Washington Senators teams of the 1920's. His 129 runs batted in during the World Championship season of 1924 was fifty better than Joe Judge's second-place tally, and an instrumental factor in the run support supplying Walter Johnson with his American League-topping twenty-three victories that year. By the close of Goslin's illustrious service to our American Pastime, he had charted eleven 100+ RBI seasons, a distinction outshone by only seven players in Major League history.

    Presented is a spectacular home white flannel jersey worn as a defending World Champion member of the 1936 Detroit Tigers, the eleventh and final triple-digit campaign for this prolific run producer. Considered the last great season in the career of the man ranked number eighty-nine on The Sporting News' 1998 list of Baseball's 100 Greatest Players, 1936 was likewise the only All-Star Game appearance for the Hall of Fame left fielder. This elegant gamer from that important campaign remains in marvelous, 100% original condition, unchanged from its days on the diamond and outfield grass of Navin Field. The Old English letter "D" remains affixed over the heart in deep navy blue felt, matching the number "4" applied to verso. Blue piping runs the perimeter of the collar and button path, where five of the six original buttons remain. The remnants of the proper "Spalding" manufacturer's label remains affixed at interior collar, beside a red embroidered "Goslin 4" applied directly to the jersey body. A matching "36" year designator appears at lower right rear exterior tail. Some patches of staining at right torso and left sleeve must be noted, but our catalog imagery should properly indicate that the distraction of these issues is minimal. The underarm of each sleeve has been expertly repaired. The jersey presents marvelously.

    The famed Barry Halper Auction in 1999 marked this jersey's initial introduction to the auction block, and it makes its second appearance here. It must be stressed that no other Goslin Major League jersey has every surfaced at auction, so this opportunity could very reasonably be considered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Serious collectors are advised to bid accordingly. MEARS A8. LOA from MEARS. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    August, 2010
    5th Thursday
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