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    1980 Jim Rice Game Worn Boston Red Sox Jersey Sourced From Former Bat Boy With LOA. Lightning has struck twice as the Heritage Signature Auction boasts two quality Jim Rice game worn jerseys. Provenance is everything with upper echelon gamers and this Rice gamer has a concrete history. Rice gifted this very pullover to a Oakland A's visiting clubhouse bat boy. Although the details were foggy over the years, the bat boy believed this jersey was worn in 1980 or '81 during a getaway afternoon contest which Rice deposited a home run. According to, Rice did indeed hit a roundtripper Aug. 21, 1980 off Mark Langford, in a two-for-four 5-1 Sox win.

    One look at this button-up knit jersey and it is apparent the jersey was custom-hemmed which means the year tag is gone. Sewn in the collar is a "Wilson [size] 44" label set against the cream colored cotton inner lining. "Boston" is secured on front while "14" is showcased on back in single-color midnight navy tackle twill. The entire tail was cut and custom hemmed above the year swatch line.

    Few Red Sox sluggers have been as consistent, and did it as long as Hall of Famer Jim Rice. A signed letter from the bat boy will attend and further secure authentication. LOA from Former Oakland A's Bat Boy. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
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