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    1975 Elston Howard Game Worn Jersey. The first African-American ballplayer to represent the New York Yankees likewise became the franchise's first black coach, and here we present an historic road grey gamer from Howard's service in that regard. The button-front knit provides the time-tested Yankee aesthetics, with navy on white tackle twill lettering spelling "New York" upon the chest, and a bold two-tone number "32" on verso. An expertly embroidered "Howard" is applied to a swatch stitched within the shirt's collar, and the proper "Rawlings [size] 46" label in the tail still clings by a few threads to the "Set 1 #8P 1975" flap tag. Light wear is appropriate for a team member providing the services of his mind rather than his body. While the Yankee franchise was not exactly on the forefront of addressing the racial injustices that plagued the sport for far too long, this jersey represents one of the early positive steps made in that direction and should be regarded as tremendously significant as such. LOA from Lou Lampson.

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    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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