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    1961 Rollie Hemsley Washington Senators Game Worn Inaugural Season Jersey. Inaugural season game worn jerseys have always held a special place in the hearts of uniform collectors, who recognize their historical significance and unique styles. A premium has always been placed on such artifacts, regardless of whether they belong to star or common players.

    A Major League catcher for nineteen seasons, Rollicking Rollie was a five-time all-star and served as Bill Dickey's backup on 1943 World Series Champions New York Yankees.

    The jersey offered here was worn by Hemsley during the Washington Senators' inaugural season of 1961 when he served as a coach. The zip-front, home white pinstripe flannel jersey displays "Senators" arched across the front in red tackle twill, trimmed in blue. The back has "42" also in red/blue. "Hemsley" is scripted in navy thread on a soft white felt swatch in the collar. A "Wilson 44" tag is in the tail, above "1961" stitched in navy on white felt. Original and unrestored with fine wear. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    November, 2017
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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