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    1966 Rico Petrocelli Game Worn & Signed Boston Red Sox Jersey, MEARS Authentic. Americo Petrocelli emerged as one of the most popular players ever to play for the Red Sox, active during a period when Boston was experiencing a baseball rebirth after many years of losing. Part of a new wave of young players who energized the Beantown fans, he teamed with Yaz, George Scott, Reggie Smith and Tony Conigliaro in one of the most magical and storied seasons in baseball history, 1967, which saw the club make it all the way to the World Series. Eight years later, Rico teamed with Yaz, Fred Lynn, Jim Rice, and Carlton Fisk on another magical Red Sox team which also made it all the way to the Fall Classic. In 1969, he set a home run record for shortstops with forty which stood for thirty-three years.

    Button-down, home white flannel has aged to a delightful cream color with "Red Sox" arched across the front and "8" resplendent on the verso, all sewn on in thick red/black felt. All the correct tagging in the left tail features a local "Tim McAulliffe" manufacturers tag, a "'66" year tag, and "42" size tag. Custom short sleeves also features alterations and customizations under the sleeve ends. The piping is correct for the late-1960's Red Sox home jerseys, with some fraying on the collar piping and matting on the back numeral. Nice team repairs are evident above button holes one and two. Furthermore, all buttons are original. Fine game wear. Originally, this jersey belonged to collector Joel Platt and it is inscribed and signed to him in NRMT black sharpie on the front. LOA from MEARS, Authentic. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA (autograph).


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    May, 2017
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