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    1908 Horace Ramey Race Worn USA Track Team Jersey from London Olympics. One of several lots within this Platinum Night auction consigned by the family of American middle distance runner Horace Ramey, who ran for the American team in the 400 and 800 meter races. In the former, Ramey made it to semifinals, where he was eliminated by fellow American John Taylor, who would become the first black Olympic Gold Medalist at these Games. The lightweight wool cotton garment bears a chenille American crest on the chest, and twin tagging at interior tail: "Spalding" manufacturer's label and a handwritten "H.P. Ramey" identifier. Jersey exhibits a few scattered moth holes, but presents very well, as our catalog imagery should convey.

    Also included are a "Spalding" brand blue felt beanie with Ramey's handwritten name inside and a real photo postcard picturing Ramey wearing the jersey. Letter of provenance from family of Horace Ramey. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    August, 2016
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