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    1962-63 Jim McManus Game Worn Taiyo Whales Uniform. On offer here is an absolutely wonderful game worn 1962-63 Taiyo Whales uniform belonging to infielder Jim McManus. who had previously played with the 1960 Kansas City Athletics. One of the more beautifully crafted uniforms you will ever see, the button-down, light gray flannel jersey is an incredibly soft weave with "TAIYO" arched across the chest, large and bold, in red vinyl atop thick black felt, all of which is sewn on. A much smaller "25" is offset below and to the left, creating a delightful contrast. A large "25" appears on the verso, along with black/red/black trim around the collar and sleeves, black striping down the sides, and a team logo embroidered in red on the left sleeve.

    A hidden snap sits where the second button would normally have been placed so that the aesthetics of the team name would not be interfered with. Attractive tagging includes "Tokyo Suits Special Products" in the collar plus "H.H.K." and "25" in the tail. Matching button-fly pants have thick black leg striping and similar tagging. The uniform has a few minor holes and fraying but is still awesome. This lot is accompanied by three fabulous original game action images of McManus playing for the Whales with Japanese stamping on verso. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    November, 2017
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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