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    1959 Eddie Sawyer Game Worn Philadelphia Phillies Jersey. He led the Whiz Kids to the franchise's second National League Championship in 1950, but a protracted slump in the ensuing seasons saw him dumped midway through the 1952 campaign. He'd get a chance at redemption six years later but he'd last fewer than two full seasons, resigning after his 1960 Opening Day loss with the statement, I'm forty-nine years old and I want to live to be fifty." Despite a career losing record, Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn declared Sawyer, "the best manager I ever played for."

    Here's his 1959 home white pinstriped flannel gamer bearing a red chenille "Phillies" across the chest and his number "24" similarly constructed on verso. Interior collar bears "Sawyer" embroidered felt swatch, matching a "1959" swatch sewn beneath the "Wilson [size] 46" label at lower left exterior tail. Solid game use suggests secondary farm club wear, though the garment remains 100% original and unaltered. It appears to be a match to Getty Image #656065202. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    October, 2018
    18th-19th Thursday-Friday
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