Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1969 Gil Hodges Game Worn Jacket. Originally acquired directly from the family of the beloved Brooklyn Dodgers player and New York Mets manager, this blue wool jacket was on hand during that Amazin' Autumn when the Mets became Champions of the World. It is possible that this jacket had a few owners before Hodges, as these durable uniform pieces were typically handed down year after year, though authenticator Lou Lampson notes that the tagging style dates to the 1962-67 era, leaving open the strong chance that Hodges was issued the jacket as a player that first hopeless season at the Polo Grounds. The design is pure vintage Mets, with the orange chenille interlocking "NY" over the heart and the team logo patch on the left sleeve. "MacGregor [size] 48" label inside has vintage number "14" penned to its surface. Wear is very strong, again leading to the conclusion that the jacket saw multiple seasons of use. Lowermost snap is missing, but jacket is otherwise solid, complete and undamaged. Letter of provenance from noted uniform expert attests to Hodges family derivation. LOA from Keith Vari. LOA from Lou Lampson.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    3rd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,240

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on May 3, 2008 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 23 days left to consign to the 2021 September 25 Sports Showcase Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I'm a relatively new client at Heritage, and Calvin Arnold, Director and Sports Card expert, has helped make me a Big fan in just a few months.
    Chuck L.,
    Encino, CA
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search