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    Circa 1956 Don Drysdale Game Worn Brooklyn Dodgers Rookie-Era Cap with Drysdale Family Letter.
    "I hate all hitters," the Hall of Fame right hander once explained. "I start a game mad and stay that way until its over." Arguably the most famous "head hunter" in the game's history, Drysdale led the National League in hit batsmen five times, plunking 154 during his fourteen-season career. But there was a method to his "mad" ness, and he'd become one of the greatest figures of the 1960's Major Leagues, winning twenty-five games and the Cy Young Award in 1962.

    The Hall of Fame hurler played just two seasons at Ebbets before the Bums headed west, so Brooklyn uniform pieces are very rare and highly coveted. This cap is a rare opportunity for the advanced collector, tagged "Tim McAuliffe Inc, Pro KM Cap [size] 7 1/4" at interior headband. No player attribution appears on the cap itself, but the important relic is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Drysdale's widow. Cap exhibits solid game wear with a couple breaks in the cardboard visor insert which do not affect display. Letter of provenance from widow of Don Drysdale. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    May, 2018
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