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    1978 Eddie Mathews Old Timer's Game Worn Jersey. Home white pinstriped mesh pullover was issued to the Hall of Fame Braves slugger either for use in an Old Timer's game or in his capacity as a roving minor league instructor. His retired number "41" appears at left chest and on verso, and authenticator Lou Lampson notes that the numerals have been changed and that the font bears a very close resemblance, but differs slightly, from the standard font of the time. Lampson believes these changes were team issued, however. "Braves" rises across the chest. Collar tagging designates "Wilson [size] 44," and a embroidered year swatch of "78" is applied to tail. Wear is strong, though this cannot necessarily be attributed entirely to Mathews. We wouldn't be surprised if the tobacco juice staining the front was his, however. The 10/10 blue sharpie signature on the chest most certainly is. LOA from Lou Lampson. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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