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    1949 Vic Wertz Game Worn Detroit Tigers Jersey, MEARS A6. He swung one of the most feared bats in the American League this season, his 133 runs batted in good enough for a third place finish behind Red Sox sluggers Ted Williams and Vern Stephens in the Junior Circuit rankings. This Briggs Stadium garment played a major role in that productive season, exhibiting solid use in the Motor City. Classic Old English letter "D" over the heart is original and unrestored, though the number "20" on back is a professional restoration, accounting for three of the four-points deviation from a perfect MEARS rating. The other point lost is due to the rather inconsequential stain beneath the number "0" on reverse. Otherwise the jersey presents very well, with some small holes at the corners of the "Wertz" embroidered swatch in the collar the only other issue worthy of note. "Wilson [size] 44" tagging is just above. Lower left interior tail provides an embroidered "49" swatch to report vintage. A fine-quality representation that exhibits much better than its technical grade. LOA from MEARS, A6. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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