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    1947-48 Sibby Sisti Game Worn Boston Braves Satin Uniform - Rare Style. Baseball uniforms have transformed through the years. Flannels eventually gave way to knits which morphed into Dri-Fit material. One of the concepts which fell by the wayside were the satin uniforms worn in the 1940's. The Boston Braves, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals added quite a bit of personality to their attire when they opted to wear silk uniforms which was intended to make it easier to see players under the lights. The players complained that the jerseys were uncomfortable and the idea never gained much traction.

    Sibby Sisti sported this "Horace Partridge size 42" during either the 1947 or '48 seasons with Boston. If not for one collector, this gorgeous uniform was destined for the garbage bin before he intercepted. The jersey belonged in his collection before it was donated to the Atlanta Braves team museum where it remained from 1997-2016. It was housed there until SunTrust Park opened in 2017. "Braves" is applied across the front with a little faded chenille sprinkled in. The reverse number is executed in single-color red with black anchor stitching. Three tags are found in the collar: "Sisti" (chainstitched to a white swatch), "Horace Partridge" manufacturer's tag and a size flag tag. The jersey has age toning but no major blemishes. Also included is a pair of matching "Horace Partridge size 38" pants. The inside has "Litwhiler" appearing on a white swatch and a manufacturer/size tag. Danny Litwhiler appeared for the Braves from 1946-48. Red leggings complete this unique ensemble. Also included is a Sisti signed 8x10" photo with "1948" inscribed. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA (signed photo).


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    February, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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