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1950 Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack 50th Anniversary Game-Used Home Flannel Jersey

Starting Bid - $2,500.00, Sold For - $4,930.00

Presented is an outstanding example of one of uniform collecting's most elusive, unique, and desirable one-year jersey styles. Connie Mack managed the Philadelphia Athletics for a record fifty years, from 1901 to 1950, and in his final season at the helm, the club paid tribute to Mr. Mack with a special uniform style trimmed in gold, in honor of this golden anniversary. Presented here is the game-worn shirt of catcher Fermin "Mike" Guerra, a diminutive Cuban backstop who caught seventy-eight games that year. Guerra, 5'8" and 160 pounds, was a journeyman backup receiver for the A's, Senators and Red Sox. This particular shirt has features that were apparently designed specifically for Guerra. The sleeves and side panels are the typical wool flannel of that era, but the front sections and reverse are a wool-nylon blend that gives the shirt a slightly stretchy constitution, a bonus for someone who is constantly squatting, bending and twisting behind the plate. The shirt features a special 50th anniversary patch on the sleeve, and on the inside right front tail is the "MacGregor" label with the size, "48," and adjacent is the "Mitchell & Ness" label. Above this is white patch with the player number "37" and adjacent is the flag tag reading "Set 1 1950." The jersey is beautifully decorated with gold and blue piping around the sleeves and down the front of the jersey. This is the first example of this extremely rare A's jersey style we have ever handled (even the Barry Halper Collection, with over 1,000 jerseys, did not have one), and is one of only several completely intact examples known to exist. SCD Authentic Grade: A9.5. LOA from Dave Bushing & Dan Knoll/SCD Authentic. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000/$7,500. SOLD FOR $4,930.00

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