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    1971 Rod Carew Game Worn Minnesota Twins Jersey. Just five numbers have been retired by the Minnesota Twins franchise and you'll find one of them on the verso of the presented home white pinstriped flannel, worn in 1971 competition by first Panamanian-born athlete to gain admittance to Cooperstown's Baseball Hall of Fame. The number "29" is applied to the jersey in navy and red tackle twill, the same material that forms the scripted "Twins" that spans the chest. A team logo patch appears at left sleeve. Interior collar presents an embroidered swatch denoting year, size and set: "71 - 40 - Set 2." Lower left front tail holds the proper "Wilson [size] 40" label. The jersey remains in splendid 100% original condition, lacking only the lowermost button in its pursuit of hobby perfection.

    Game wear is solid and consistent throughout, indicative of the 3,000 Hit Club member's stellar play both at the plate and in the second base position he patrolled for his fifth of eighteen consecutive career All-Star Game appearances. Having played the overwhelming majority of his career during the "knit era" of Major League Baseball uniform history, Carew supplied just a tiny handful of early career flannels to the collecting hobby. It's a fact which will most assuredly register with the advanced collector who understands what a rare and important opportunity this offering represents. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    August, 2011
    4th Thursday
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