1970 Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves Signed Game-Used Home Jersey MEARS A10
Reserve - $10,000. Estimate - $20,000+
Atlanta Braves home jersey worn by Hall of Fame outfielder Hank Aaron in 1970. Graded a perfect A10 by MEARS. In addition to being an exceptional Hank Aaron jersey, this particular garment is also a rare Atlanta Braves "style" jersey. It was only used by the club for the four-year period 1968-1971. It also dates from the final year in which the Braves wore flannel uniforms, with the club opting for knit uniforms the following season. The white, flannel pinstripe jersey is lettered "Braves" across the front and features the number "44" on the reverse. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in navy tackle twill. A Braves "Screaming Indian" patch appears on the left sleeve. The player's name, the year, and the jersey's set number ("H. Aaron/1970 - Set 1") are chain-stitched in black upon a white strip tag in the collar. A "Wilson 40" label is located on the left front tail. Aaron has signed the jersey in blue Sharpie (grading "7/8") in the collar. The jersey is original as issued, with no alterations, and displays moderate wear throughout. Aaron posted his usual gaudy numbers in 1970, finishing the year with 38 home runs, 118 RBI, and a .298 batting average. Aaron also achieved an important career milestone in 1970 when he became one of only nine players in history at the time to collect 3,000 or more hits in his career. That historic occasion occurred on May 17th in Cincinnati and made him the first player in history to have both 3,000 hits and 500 home runs. Early 1970s Hank Aaron jerseys are rare, especially flannels. That fact (this is the first Hank Aaron flannel we have had since 1997!), combined with its impeccable condition, make this one of the finest Aaron jerseys we have ever handled, and one that would be a significant highlight in any world-class Hall of Fame jersey collection. LOA from Troy Kinunen and Dave Grob/MEARS and LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $10,000. Estimate $20,000+.