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    A near-perfect representation with multiple photo matches including All-Star Game!

    1967 Harmon Killebrew Game Worn Minnesota Twins Jersey, MEARS A9.5. Today the Mall of America, the most visited shopping complex in the world, stands on the site of the former Metropolitan Stadium, but a single reminder of the history of the ground it occupies remains. Mounted high on the wall above the log chute ride in the massive shopping center's amusement park is a single red chair, a perch entirely inaccessible to those seeking a rest from the miles of shop-lined corridors and serving no other purpose than as a marker for the final resting place of the longest home run ever hit at the deceased ballpark. On June 3, 1967, it was Harmon Killebrew who stood at home plate 522 feet away when the ball began its wild ride, one of an American League-topping forty-four sent into orbit by the Hall of Fame slugger.

    If not for Carl Yastrzemski's heroic exploits as leader of the "Impossible Dream" Red Sox, Killebrew's brilliant 1967 campaign would have earned him the American League MVP, an honor he would eventually realize two seasons later. At the close of the 1967 season, the Twins found themselves just a single game off the pennant pace, a serious contender due in large degree to the service provided in the presented home white pinstriped flannel.

    While we cannot be certain if this is the jersey worn for the "red chair" homer, the lengthy documentation provided by leading uniform experts MEARS supplies several perfect photo matches of Killebrew wearing this garment during the 1967 season, including a marvelous shot at the All-Star Game in Anaheim. The unique pattern of pinstripes--like fingerprints and snowflakes, no two pinstriped jerseys are identical--provides the most ironclad authenticity possible. The jersey exhibits solid wear but presents perfectly, the half-point MEARS deduction due only to a small separation at rear of collar seam that will be invisible upon display.

    "Twins" is applied in navy and red tackle twill script to chest, with the long-since-retired number "3" in similar format on reverse. Team logo patch remains affixed at left sleeve. An embroidered felt swatch reading, "Killebrew" is sewn inside collar, just above a 9/10 blue sharpie autograph, with the tagging continued at lower left front tail with "Wilson [size] 44" manufacturer's labeling and a "67 Set 2" embroidered swatch. It's unquestionably one of the finest Killebrew jerseys in private hands. LOA from MEARS, A9.5. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.







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    Jul-Aug, 2014
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