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1949 Cliff Fannin St. Louis Browns Game-Used Road Jersey
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $5,287.50
St. Louis Browns road jersey worn by pitcher Cliff “Mule” Fannin in 1949. The gray, zipper-front flannel jersey features the team name, "Browns," lettered across the chest and the number "23" on the reverse. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in offset orange on brown felt, thus creating a "3-D" effect. Located in the collar are a "Rawlings" label, a "44" size tag and a wash tag. The name "Fannin" as well as the year (“49") are chain-stitched in brown along the left front tail. The garment is completely original, with no alterations, and displays light wear. Fannin spent his entire eight-year career (1945-1952) with the Browns, compiling a lifetime mark of 34-51. In 1949 Fannin went 10-14 while posting a 4.17 ERA. This is a scarce and extremely desirable Browns “style” jersey, as it was only used by the club during the six-year period 1946 through 1951. Graded A9.5 by MEARS (base grade of 10, with a half-point deducted for three tiny moth holes on the number). This is one of only five St. Louis Browns jerseys listed in the MEARS census and the highest-graded example. LOA from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $5,287.50
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