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    1973 David Clyde Game Worn Texas Rangers Rookie Jersey. Even though he's hardly a household name, few players in history have had a greater effect upon the methodology of training Big League pitchers. A high school phenom billed as the next Sandy Koufax, the fire-throwing southpaw was just eighteen years old when he debuted in 1973, but his career was ruined almost as quickly as it began as overwork blew out his arm, leaving Clyde the ultimate tale of unrealized baseball potential. This tragic loss of Clyde's talent forever changed the manner in which young pitchers are developed, the ultimate cautionary tale.

    Here we present a home white gamer from that rookie season when Clyde had the baseball world at his feet. Unique "Rangers" lettering spanning chest is original, as is number "32" on verso, but "Clyde" name on back is a team-issued replacement, and we can still see the stitching outline of the surname of Rick Stelmaszek, who was traded to the Angels a month before Clyde's debut on June 27, 1973. There's good reason to suspect that this is the jersey Clyde wore that day. Interior collar is tagged "Wilson [size] 44" above a "73" year swatch. Strong game wear evident. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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