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    1978 Lou Whitaker Game Worn Detroit Tigers Rookie Jersey - Rookie of The Year Winner.

    UPDATE: This lot was mistakenly listed with a SCDA LOA which was meant for the 1980 jersey also in this auction.

    Sweet Lou Whitaker pocketed three Gold Gloves, a World Series ring and five All-Star appearances during his borderline Hall of Fame career. A constant in the Tigers infield, Whitaker was always a fan-favorite in the Motor City. Alan Trammell's Hall of Fame nod has only flamed the fires for Whitaker's inclusion at some point.

    This Rawlings road jersey was used when Whitaker took the baseball world by storm in 1978. In his first full season at the Major League level, Whitaker won the American League Rookie of the Year award by hitting .285 with 58 RBIs. His stellar work in the field ended many rallies as well. The offered knit garment shows excellent use with fraying and wash wear to the two-color tackle twill team name and number. The jersey saw some Minor League use. The name was removed and there are remnants of where a nameplate once stood. "Whitaker" was properly restored to the back at some point. Tail tagging includes these labels: "Rawlings size 38," "Set 1 1978," "78 1 38" and "16" (inventory number). LOA from Sports Investors Authentication. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 30
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