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1952 Wes Westrum New York Giants Game-Used Road Jersey (Possibly Worn in the 1951 World Series)

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $1,527.50

New York Giants road jersey worn by catcher Wes Westrum in 1952. Graded A9.5 by MEARS. This jersey, an outstanding Giants example from the golden age of New York baseball, is all the more intriguing due to the fact that it may have been worn by Westurm not only in 1952, but also during the 1951 World Series. MEARS believes that the Giants first wore their 1952 uniforms in the 1951 World Series. While that idea might seem strange at first, MEARS has provided a special three-page LOA that cites documented facts to support its theory. (The letter can be viewed, in its entirety, on our website, and an additional article can be found on the MEARS website with supporting indisputable photographic evidence of the practice.) If MEARS is correct, and we must note that their reasoning is very sound and compelling, then this jersey was also likely worn by Westrum in the 1951 World Series. The gray flannel jersey is lettered "New York" across the front and features the number "9" on the reverse. All letters and numerals are appliqued in black on gold felt. A "MacGregor-Goldsmith 46" label appears in the collar. The year "52" and the number "3" (meaning unknown), are chain-stitched in red upon a white strip tag located on the interior right front tail. Original and unaltered, the jersey displays moderate-to-heavy wear including a few small dark stains on the front. Westrum appeared in 114 games in 1952 and finished the year with 14 home runs, 43 RBI, and a .220 batting average. Graded A9.5 by MEARS (10 point base grade, with a half point subtracted for the staining). This jersey was not only possibly worn in the World Series, but is also the only 1952 Giants jersey listed in the MEARS population report. This jersey has been consigned to this auction directly from the personal collection/inventory of world-renowned bat and jersey authenticators David Bushing and/or Troy Kinunen. LOAs from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $1,527.50

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