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    1984-85 Nolan Ryan Game Worn Houston Astros Jersey, Gifted to Fellow Pitcher. Nolan Ryan would have thrived in any era. When a pitcher can strike the fear of God into the opposition, he can always be successful. Similar to Sandy Koufax, Ryan needed only to harness his fastball to experience Hall of Fame results. Following a great run with the California Angels, Ryan returned to his home state in 1980 as he surfaced with the Houston Astros. While this rainbow knit doesn't scream old school, it does pay tribute to the Ryan Express' tenure in Houston. Worn in 1984 or '85 is this "Goodman & Sons [size] 44" home jersey. The unmistakable rainbow of colors runs from the shoulders to the sleeves. Each of the identifiers is crafted in two-color tackle twill and has puckered from use. The use is consistent. An aged Goodman & Sons size tag is applied in the tail. Ryan gifted this very jersey to former big leaguer Tom Morgan in the 1980's. After his playing days were over, Morgan served various roles in baseball. He was a pitching coach for a number of teams and lifelong collector. One of the finest Ryan Astros gamers we have ever encountered, with impeccable provenance as well. Letter of provenance from Tom Morgan's son. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    May, 2015
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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