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    1965 Hank Aaron Game Worn Jersey. Though "Beer City" got its Brewers in 1970, the haunting black and white photograph of Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron walking the dimly lit clubhouse tunnel of Milwaukee County Stadium for the last time on September 22, 1965 can still draw a tear from the fan who cursed the Braves' exodus to the South. For all but the club's first season since abandoning Boston to the Red Sox in 1953, the young slugger was a fixture in the stylish white flannel of the Milwaukee Braves, and here we present what may very well be that last jersey Hammerin' Hank wore in the iconic farewell image. The spectacular provenance of the shirt would certainly suggest this to be the case, as it was gifted by Aaron to budding young star Bill Madlock in the mid-1970's, and it would stand to reason that it would be this last jersey that Aaron kept as he left the park that night. Beyond any mere conjecture however is the fact that the offered jersey rates as one of the most important Aaron gamers held in a private collection, one of the few predating the Atlanta move.

    One could get so hung up on the historical import of this incredible garment that the stunning aesthetics are almost missed. The chenille screaming Brave on the left sleeve is the absolute height of diamond artistry, and even the "Aaron H, 65 Set 1" embroidered within the collar is rendered with remarkable grace. "Braves 44" is applied to the chest in red and navy tackle twill, which shows fine puckering from sweaty summer days in the outfield, with those retired digits repeated on verso. Proper "Wilson [size] 40" label appears in lower left front tail with simple and proper straight stitching.

    Included with the jersey is a pair of matching yet later white flannel pants, tagged "Wilson [size] 32" inside the waistband. It must be noted that there are no identifiers attributing th


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    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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