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    Early 1970's Roberto Clemente Game Worn Pittsburgh Pirates Jersey. Highly coveted style is identical to the jersey worn in the final seasons of Clemente's career and life, inclusive of that last regular season game in which he recorded his historic 3,000th hit. Unfortunately the team's lack of season identifiers will leave the precise vintage a mystery, but any Clemente jersey commands the collector's attention, particularly one blessed with such ironclad provenance. "Pirates 21" remains original and unaltered on chest. The number "2" on verso is lost but its original stitching pattern remains beside the still-present "1," and we include a period number "26" jersey from which the missing digit could be harvested if desired. It is a precise match not only in size and style, but in wear as well. Clemente's jersey is properly tagged "Rawlings [size] 42" at interior rear tail, where a washing instructions tag likewise resides. Very solid wear, with the missing digit on verso the only notable condition flaw. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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