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    1980's Jackie Mitchell Gilbert Signed New York Yankees Jersey. From a large collection of rare 1970's and 1980's signed replica jerseys comes this circa 1985 Jackie Mitchell Gilbert 1980's New York Yankees style example. Not only was Mitchell famous for facing, and beating, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth in an exhibition game, she was also one of the first female pitchers in the minor leagues. Starting with women's teams as a teenager, she went on to earn a spot on the Chattanooga Lookouts for the exhibition match, becoming the first female Minor Leaguer since 1898 and the second ever. Jersey manufacturer and size are unmarked with no jersey number. Gorgeous 9/10 signature in sharpie features the following inscription:

    "Jackie Mitchell Gilbert - Struck Out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig - April 2 - 1931."

    Very rare opportunity to own what may be a one-of-a-kind jersey by one of the first female baseball heroes. Mitchell passed away before the time of autograph shows really sparked, and would have been an afterthought anyway as fans sought out Hall of Famers. Thankfully, some collector had the foresight to track Mitchell down for this signature, and she obliged with the wonderful inscription to go along with it. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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