1980 Willie McCovey Game Worn San Francisco Giants Jersey ...
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Description1980 Willie McCovey Game Worn San Francisco Giants Jersey & Pants from The Willie McCovey Collection.
"Even during my career, when I read all those great things about me, it's almost like I was reading about someone else. It's almost like there was another person." -- Willie McCovey.
Early on, Willie McCovey received some very good advice from Ted Williams which helped him achieve stardom. It was simple but profound -- "Get a good pitch to hit." Willie never forgot it and it powered him to a Rookie of the Year award, MVP, six All-Star berths and, ultimately, residency in both the 500 home run club and Cooperstown.
Home white knit pullover jersey displays "Giants" scripted diagonally across the chest, with "44" offset below, and "McCovey" arched on the verso nameplate, with "44" below, all of which is sewn-on in two-color black on orange tackle twill. Orange/white/black striping adorns the ribbed v-neck collar and sleeve cuffs, with a "Wilson 44" label in the collar and a "44 80" in black chainlink on a white swatch in the tail. Matching pants, secured by drawstrings, snap buttons and zipper, display black/white/orange trim and piping on the waistband and legs, respectively. Interior tags include "Wilson 36" and "44 80 28."
Dating from Mac's final Major League campaign and most likely the last Giants home uniform he ever wore, this exemplar exhibits fabulous season-long wear, including fraying and puckering to the identifiers and evidence of repeated wash wear to the knit fabric and tagging. Letter of provenance from Willie McCovey's widow. LOA from Heritage Auctions.
Guide Value or Estimate: $20,000 - up.
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