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1965 Pete Mikkelsen New York Yankees Game-Used Road Jersey
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $822.50
Offered is a New York Yankees road flannel jersey worn by pitcher Pete Mikkelsen in 1965. The gray road jersey is lettered “New York” across the front and features the number “22” on the reverse. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in navy felt. A “MacGregor 46” label is situated in the collar. Located on the interior right front tail are an additional MacGregor label, reading “Set 1 1965,” and an adjacent laundry tag. The year, “65,” is written in black marker on the left front tail. The jersey has undergone a number change on the reverse and the outline of the original number (“51”) is still discernible under close inspection. Pitcher Pete Mikkelsen wore number “51” in 1965 and the number change indicates that this jersey was later sent down for use by one of the Yankees minor league farm clubs (a common practice at the time). Aside from the number change on the reverse and the removal of a small uniform number tag in the collar, the jersey is original as issued, with no other alterations. Moderate wear is displayed throughout. Mikkelson's 4-9 won-loss record did not exactly tear up the league in 1965, but his 3.28 ERA was certainly very respectable. This garment originates from the famed Barry Halper Collection. One of Barry’s goals was, whenever possible, to have every jersey in his collection signed by the respective player. With that in mind, he had pitcher Allie Reynolds sign this jersey in blue marker (grading “8”) in the collar. He did so because Reynolds wore number “22” with the Yankees during his career and Barry was obviously not aware of the number change (which is very difficult to see without looking specifically for it). Graded A8 by MEARS (base grade of 10, with 2 points deducted for the number change). From the Barry Halper Collection. LOAs from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS and James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $822.50
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