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    1999 Tony Gwynn Hit #2,998 Game Used Uniform, Cap, Helmet, Cleats, Bat & Baseball. He's the only man on the top twenty list for career batting average that did not play before the Second World War, one of the most skilled batsmen in the game's long history. With the uniform and equipment offered in this lot, Gwynn moved within two steps of the elite 3,000 Hit Club and assured baseball immortality. Package includes:

    1) Road blue jersey and matching grey pants. Jersey sports "Padres 19" upon chest, with "Gwynn 19" on verso. Thirtieth anniversary team patch on left sleeve. "Russell Athletic Diamond Collection [size] 50" label in tail, with "100% Polyester" flap tag. Handwritten notations on tags helped document the shirt in the locker room after the game, with details later embroidered on rear tail. Pants have similar handwritten notations on interior tagging. Jersey and pants are signed in 10/10 blue sharpie on rear numeral and interior waistband respectively. Light wear is proper for single game's use.

    2) Cap provides number "19" in black marker inside dome and "New Era [size] 7 1/8" tagging. Notated for event under the visor, and signed in 10/10 silver sharpie on top.

    3) Batting helmet with "American Baseball Cap [size] 7 1/8" label inside is notated for the event on label and interior padding. Signed in perfect silver sharpie on visor.

    4) Batting gloves and wristbands. The former show fine wear, with Gwynn's unique finger tape. Each is notated for the event and signed in somewhat hazy blue sharpie. Wristbands have no notations or signatures.

    5) Cleats are "Nike" size eleven and exhibit light wear. No notation to event, but each tongue is signed in 10/10 silver sharpie.

    6) Signature model Louisville Slugger B267 shows nice use, with solid ball marks, bat rack marks, pine tar and original handle tape. Handwritten notations on knob address all relevant information about style, length, weight and jersey number: "B267c, 33-30.5, 19." Signed in bold black sharpie on barrel with "#2998" notation.

    7) Baseball. ONL (Coleman) sphere is the very one that recorded this historic hit. Great use evident. Notated with date and hit total, unsigned.

    Each piece is accompanied by a letter of provenance from the Gwynn family. A rare opportunity to own such a comprehensive set of equipment and artifacts from a pivotal time in one of baseball's most impressive modern careers. LOA from Gwynn Family. LOA from James Spence Authentication. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2007
    5th Saturday
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