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1964 Gus Triandos Philadelphia Phillies Home Jersey
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,540.50
Philadelphia Phillies home jersey worn by catcher Gus Triandos during the club's infamous 1964 season. Graded A9 by MEARS. The white pinstripe jersey is lettered "Phillies" across the front and features the number "9" on the reverse. All letters and numerals are embroidered in red. The name "Triandos" is chain-stitched in black upon a white strip tag in the collar. Located on the left front tail are a "Wilson 46" label and a white strip tag with the year, "1964," chain-stitched in black. The jersey is original as issued, with no alterations, and displays heavy wear, including light staining throughout, a small tear on the reverse, and broken stitching in both the collar and on the front of the jersey. 1964 was Triandos' only season with Philadelphia and he couldn't have picked a more fateful year to play in the City of Brotherly Love. In what is considered one of the greatest collapses in baseball history, the Phillies squandered a six-and-a-half game lead with twelve games to play by losing their next ten straight games, thereby ultimately allowing the Cardinals to overtake them on the last day of the season and win the pennant. Although the finale was painful, Triandos did enjoy a bit of satisfaction that season when he caught Jim Bunning's no-hitter against the Mets at Shea Stadium on August 9th. Triandos appeared in seventy-three games in 1964, finishing the year with 8 home runs, 33 RBI, and a .250 batting average. Graded A9 by MEARS (base grade of 10, but minus 1 point for the tiny hole on the reverse and the broken stitching). This is an outstanding Philadelphia Phillies home jersey dating to one of the most forgettable seasons in team history. LOA from Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,500+. SOLD FOR $1,540.50
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