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1941/1942 Tommy Henrich New York Yankees Game-Used Road Jersey
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,640.00
New York Yankees road jersey worn by Hall of Famer Tommy Henrich during the early 1940s. The gray, road flannel jersey is lettered "New York" across the front and features the number "7" on the reverse. All letters and numbers are appliquéd in navy blue felt. A "Health" patch (which adorned the sleeves of all Major League teams in 1942) appears on the left sleeve. A "Spalding" label is located in the collar, above which is Henrich's name chain-stitched in red. A "44" size tag is situated along the interior, rear tail. Despite the presence of the 1942 Health patch, the possibility exists that this uniform was worn by Henrich in 1941 and the patch later applied in the spring of 1942. The team lettering ("New York") on the front has been restored; otherwise, the jersey is original and completely unaltered. Moderate wear is displayed throughout including puckering under the sleeve patch. Although often overshadowed by DiMaggio in the Yankee lineup, Henrich's nickname of "Old Reliable" was well earned. One of the top clutch performers on the team, Henrich helped lead the Yankees to eight pennants and seven World Championships over the course of his eleven seasons with the club. He was also a key figure in one of the most memorable World Series games in history. It was Henrich who was at the plate during Mickey Owen's dropped third strike with two outs and nobody on in the ninth inning of Game 4 of the 1941 World Series at Brooklyn. That fabled boner allowed Henrich to reach first safely and opened the proverbial "flood gates," as the Yankees went on to score four runs and defeat the Dodgers 7-4. It is interesting to note that it is possible that this is the very jersey that Henrich was wearing in that historic game. The jersey has been graded A7 by Mears, with the three-point deduction due solely because the team name has been restored. This is otherwise a perfect "10" 1940s Yankee jersey worn by one of the top players in franchise history. LOA from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $4,640.00
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