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    1953 Del Rice Game Worn St. Louis Cardinals Jersey. He played seventeen seasons of Major League ball, a dozen in St. Louis, earning a reputation as one of the finest defensive catchers of his generation. The presented home white flannel dates to Rice's sole All-Star campaign, though he would rather predictably lose the starting job to Hall of Famer and 1953 National League MVP Roy Campanella in the Crosley Field contest. The garment exhibits fantastic wear yet remains in 100% original and unaltered condition, right down to the fully-functional zipper that bisects the famous birds and bat chenille logo on the chest. Number "18" is applied to reverse in red and navy tackle twill, the digits displaying a few small moth holes. "Rawlings St. Louis [size] 44" labeling appears at interior collar, while "Del Rice 53" is embroidered directly into jersey tail. Interior jersey tail holds washing instructions label. Scattered staining does little to distract the eye, as our catalog imagery should attest. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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