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    1970 Frank "Tug" McGraw Game Worn New York Mets Jersey. Best remembered for his strikeout of Kansas City Royals outfielder Willie Wilson to finalize the Philadelphia Phillies' 1980 World Series Championship, McGraw proudly donned this home white gamer a decade earlier as a defending Champ the season after the Amazin' 1969 Mets campaign. The gorgeous garment, a stylistic homage to the club's National League predecessors the New York Giants, derives from a very small supply of surviving Mets flannels, most long since lost to the minor leagues and/or the dustbin of history.

    McGraw repeated his 1969 status as the club's most utilized reliever in 1970, making fifty-seven appearances in support of a deadly starting rotation which included Hall of Famers Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan. The presented jersey proudly displays "Mets" across the front in two-color cursive font and McGraw's digits. Proper "Spalding," washing instructions and "Set 1 #8P 1970" tags rest just above McGraw's 10/10 autograph in the tail. A swatch in the interior collar features "40 70 45" - size, year and player number. "45" takes form on the reverse. The left sleeve sports a Mets team patch. The jersey is original and has not endured restoration, an all too common theme. Excellent use is shown throughout. This button-up originated from Delbert Mickel's extensive collection of game-worn uniforms. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    August, 2016
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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