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    1937-40 Columbia University Baseball Jersey & Pants. For over a quarter of a Millennia, Columbia University has been synonymous with the finest of educational standards. The two most famous baseball players to ever come out of this Ivy League institution are Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig and Eddie Collins. The Columbia University baseball uniform on offer here has a classic, minimalist design that is most befitting of its pre-Revolutionary War academic pedigree and Hall of Fame association.

    The gray, flannel jersey has "Columbia" arched across the chest and "18" on the verso, all in dark blue felt, with block letters and numbers. There is a tag in the collar which reads "Thorp Sports Goods Inc., Fifth Avenue, New York." Above this tag can be seen the outline where another tag once existed; most likely used to list the owner's name and/or size, year, and set number. In the inside tail, there is a "Dodge Davis Genuine Flannel" tag. The matching gray flannel pants also have a "Dodge Davis Genuine Flannel" tag in the waistline. Additionally, both pieces have "63 18" hand-written in a laundry marker on the flannel near the Dodge Davis tags. This uniform belonged to the team's manager (Mansfield) and is in pristine condition except for a 1" hole on the back of the jersey and some light discoloration on the back of the pants. It exhibits tremendous display appeal and brings Lou Gehrig to mind. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    November, 2016
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
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