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1974 Rollie Fingers Oakland A's Signed Game-Used Road Jersey
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $2,204.00
Worn by Rollie Fingers during the apex of Oakland's baseball dynasty, this green knit road jersey features the club's familiar "A's" logo on the left breast and the number "34" on the reverse. "Fingers" is lettered on the reverse above the number. Both the front lettering and number are appliquéd in white on gold twill, while the name is appliquéd in white twill. A "McAuliffe" label and an adjacent "44" size tag are located in the collar. Situated on the front are a "1974" year tag and an adjacent wash tag. Fingers has signed the jersey twice. The first signature appears on the front above the "A" in faded black marker ("1"). The low quality of that signature most likely precipitated the second signature, which has been boldly penned on the front in black marker ("9") on the "A." The jersey is original and complete as issued, with no alterations. Light wear is displayed throughout. Fingers was once again instrumental in leading the A's to their third consecutive World Championship in 1974. The top reliever of his era, Fingers appeared in a league-leading 76 games that summer, winning nine and saving 18. In the World Series he continued to shine, winning one game and saving two others in the A's five game victory over the Dodgers. Fingers retired in 1985 with a record 341 saves (since surpassed), 114 wins and a 2.90 ERA. A former Cy Young Award winner, League MVP and World Series MVP, Fingers became the first reliever ever to be elected to the Hall of Fame, entering those hallowed halls in 1992. A significant Hall of Famer game jersey dating to the last of Oakland's three consecutive World Championship seasons. Graded A8 by Mears. LOAs from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS and James Spence/JSA and Steve Grad, Mike Gutierrez & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $2,204.00
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