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    1970 Hank Aaron Game Worn Jersey. Though Aaron is certainly best known for his monstrous 755 career home run total, we should not ignore the fact that this gold medal slugger has a key to the 3,000 Hits clubhouse as well. In fact, Hammerin' Hank stroked number 3,000 on May 17, 1970 at Crosley Field (he hit his 570th career home run later in that game too). Understanding that even superstars like Aaron only received two home and two road jerseys for use each season, it doesn't take a mathematician to conclude that it's a 50/50 chance that this is the jersey he was wearing that day. We also must conclude that approximately one quarter of Aaron's thirty-eight home runs in 1970 were stuck with this jersey on his back, so this grey flannel Atlanta Braves roadster definitely looks fantastic on paper. Fine wear to this important relic is perhaps most notable in the gentle ribbing of the blue and red tackle twill "Braves" script on the chest, symptomatic of the effects of the salt in Aaron's sweat. The same holds true for the since-retired number "44" on verso. Terrifying Indian head patch on left sleeve. Embroidered swatch inside collar reads, "40 Set 1 70," while tail houses three tags: "Spalding, 40, washing instructions." A perfect black sharpie signature from Aaron leaves this spectacular piece lacking absolutely nothing. LOA from Dan Knoll & Dave Bushing/ SCD Authentic.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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