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1975 Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles Signed Game-Used Home Jersey
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $8,225.00
Baltimore Orioles home jersey worn by Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson during his last full season as an everyday player with the club. This jersey is accompanied by the special provenance of originating directly from the personal collection of a longtime member of the Baltimore baseball media who has been involved with covering the Orioles since 1974, and who received this jersey as a special gift in 1977 directly from Orioles' equipment manager Clay Reid. The jersey, which has been in the possession of its owner for more than 30 years, is accompanied by a letter detailing its special and significant provenance. The white knit jersey is lettered "Orioles" across the front and features the number "5" on the left breast and reverse. "Robinson" is lettered on the reverse above the number. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in orange on black tackle twill. All of the tagging is located on the interior right-front tail and consists of a "Rawlings 42" label and an adjacent flag tag that reads "Set 1 #8P 1975." Robinson has signed the jersey in black Sharpie (grading "9") on the left front tail. The garment is completely original, with no alterations, and displays minimal-to-light wear. Robinson played his entire twenty-three year career in Baltimore, where he shined as one of the game's greatest defensive players. Although he remained with the club through 1977 in a part-time role, 1975 was not only his last full season with the Orioles but also the sixteenth, and final, season in which he would receive the Gold Golve Award (a record number for any positon). Today, he holds nearly every career-fielding record by a third baseman including most games, best fielding percentage, most putouts, most assists, most chances and most double plays. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1983. Graded an ideal A8 by MEARS (10 points base grade, with 2 points deducted for light use). LOAs from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS and James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $8,225.00
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