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    1971 Fergie Jenkins Game Worn Chicago Cubs Jersey, MEARS A9.5 - Cy Young Season!.

    UPDATE: This jersey has been matched by Resolution Photomatching to photography from August 20, 1971 in which Jenkins defeated the Houston Astros to record his twentieth victory of the 1971 season.

    One of the most important flannel jerseys from the sunset of the flannel era, this 1971 Fergie Jenkins gamer checks all the boxes for the high-end uniform collector. First, it was worn by a Hall of Famer. Second, it was worn during the greatest season of his career (24-3, 263 K's, 2.77 ERA, and just thirty-seven walks in 325 innings) when he was named the N.L. Cy Young Award winner. Third, it shows tremendous game wear. And fourth, it remains in original and fabulous condition.

    The finest control pitcher of his era (maybe ever), Jenkins holds the distinction of being the only hurler in baseball history to record 3,000 strikeouts and less than 1,000 walks. He also won 284 games, tallied seven twenty-win seasons, and is the first and only baseball Hall of Famer to be born in Canada.

    The home white flannel specimen on offer here features a seven-button front and blue pinstriping. A large "Cubs" logo patch sits over the left breast, with a team patch on the left sleeve, and Fergie's identifying "31" on the verso in blue tackle twill. A cream swatch with "31-71-1-44" in blue chainlink appears in the collar and a "Wilson 44" tag appears in the tail under which resides "1971" in blue chainlink.

    Cubs flannel jerseys (particularly form the Banks era of mid-1950's to the early-1970's) are extremely desirable and coveted by both uniform and Cubs collectors alike for their display appeal, rarity, collectibility, and investment potential. This exemplar is surely at the top of that class. LOA from MEARS, A9.5. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    October, 2018
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