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    2001 Mariano Rivera World Series Game Worn Jersey. The greatest closer in the game's history (particularly in the postseason) proved his mortality at the most inopportune time in the bottom of the ninth inning of 2001 World Series' final game. The most bizarre and nail-biting Fall Classic in recent history ended with a bloop single and the dashed hopes of millions of Yankees fans, who had watched their club claw back from the brink of disaster to come within three outs of their fourth consecutive World Championship. Presented here is the road grey jersey identical to the one worn by the future Hall of Famer during his only appearance at Arizona's Chase Field. Though this is not the one sported for that heartbreaking meltdown, it is definitely a regular season gamer patched for World Series use, quite possibly worn in the bullpen at Arizona for one of the other three road games. "New York" arches gently across the chest, with number "42," which will one day be retired for Rivera as well as Robinson, applied to verso. The World Series sleeve patch on the left sleeve is balanced by the American League Centennial model on the right, and a black band around the left cuff and American flag at rear collar honor those lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "Russell Athletic Authentic Collection" label in tail hosts two flap tags reading "100% Polyester 46" and "2" Extra Length" respectively, and is affixed with Steiner Sports holographic authentication stickers. Wear is light but definite. LOA from Steiner Sports. LOA from Lou Lampson. Guide Value or Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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