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1964 Eddie Kasko Houston Colt .45's Game-Used Cap with Family Provenance
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $829.50
Rare Houston Colt .45's cap worn by shortstop and team captain Eddie Kasko in 1964. This piece has been consigned directly by the Kasko family and is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Kasko's niece. Kasko played with Houston in 1964 and 1965, but this particular cap design was only used by the club during its first three seasons (1962-1964), making it a particularly rare style cap. The black wool cap features ".45s" embroidered in orange on the front, as well as an orange button on the top. A "Tim McAuliffe" label appears along the interior leather headband, as do stamps reading "KM Pro Cap" and "7 1/4." Kasko's uniform number ("11") followed by the letter "C" (denoting his status as the team's captain) are written twice in black marker on the underside of the brim. The cap displays heavy wear, including what appears to be a speckling of white paint along the exterior. Kasko appeared in 133 games with Houston in 1964, finishing the year with a .243 average. Early Colt .45s game-used items such as this are very scarce and have always been highly prized by collectors. This is an outstanding example, especially given its provenance, and represents the first Colt .45's game-used cap we have ever offered. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $829.50
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