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    1955 Moose Skowron Game Worn New York Yankees Jersey, MEARS A5. Bill "Moose" Skowron was an eight-time All-Star who won five World Series titles with the Yankees. The year he wore the jersey offered here, he hit .319 and the Bombers won another American League pennant.

    The home white pinstripe exemplar features a seven-button (the first and sixth are no longer present) front with "NY" over the left chest and "48" on the verso, all sewn-on in dark blue felt. Tagging includes a "Spalding" manufacturer's tag and a "46" size tag in the collar, with a "Set 1 1954" flap tag and washing label (with "3" in black laundry marker) on the inner tail. Meanwhile, "B. Skowron 55" and "53" are embroidered in blue chainlink on the outer tail. Also, the jersey is autographed "My Rookie Season, Bill 'Moose' Skowron" on the front tail in blue sharpie.

    Notes: Skowron wore number "53" for his rookie season of 1954 and "14" for the remainder of his tenure with the Yankees. This jersey was originally a 1954 blank (hence the "1954" flap tag) to which the chainlink was added in Spring Training of 1955 before he switched to number "14" (hence the "53" chainlink number designation). Also, both the front and back identifiers have been replaced as the jersey undoubtedly saw minor league use (hence the "48" on the verso).

    Despite the alterations to the identifiers, this is still a 1955 New York Yankees gamer which was worn by their All-Star first baseman in a pennant winning season. Yankee jerseys worn by star players in this era are extremely rare. LOA from MEARS, A5. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (autograph).


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    May, 2020
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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