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Lot # 971 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1961 Ted Wieand NY Yankees Home Pinstripe Flannel Jersey

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,160.00

The 1961 Yankees were one of baseball's greatest teams, winning 109 regular season games and the World Series. That season will be remembered forever as the year of Mantle and Maris' chase of Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. Ted Wieand was not actually there, but he came close. Offered is a rare, original New York Yankees home pinstripe flannel jersey dating from that magical season. The jersey was worn by pitcher Ted Wieand during spring training of 1961. Unfortunately, someone had to be cut, and Wieand's 0-1 lifetime won-loss record and 9.95 era over two seasons made him the prime candidate. During spring training, no one could have ever guessed what the future season would hold. Wieand watched that season from his living room, like just about everyone else, but for a few weeks before the season began, he had practiced with the 1961 Yankees, hoping to make the roster of what would become one of baseball's most legendary clubs. The 1961 Yankee home pinstripe jersey features the "NY" logo on the left breast, number "66" on the back (number change from his 21), a "Spalding" size tag "44" adjacent to the chain-stitched "61" (denotes year) on the lower left tail, and a white felt strip tag with "Wieand" in blue chain stitch inside the neck of the jersey. Aside from the number change, this shirt is all original, and exhibits heavy game use. This 1961 Yankees home jersey, while not of a roster player, is a rare and desirable style, which "rubbed shoulders" with the likes of Mantle and Maris during spring training of their most memorable season. SCD Authentic Grade: A8. If this jersey did not have a number change, it would have been assigned an SCD Authentic grade of A10. LOA from Dave Bushing/SCD Authentic. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,160.00

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