Minnesota Twins home uniform worn by Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew in 1971. Graded A10 by MEARS. In addition to being a significant Hall of Famer jersey, this garment is also significant in that 1971 marked the final season in which the Twins wore flannel uniforms. (The Twins, like nearly every other club, switched over to knit uniforms in 1972.) The white pinstripe flannel jersey is lettered "Twins" across the front and features the number "3" on the reverse. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in navy on red tackle twill. The year, size, and set number ("71-44-Set 2") are chain-stitched in blue upon a white strip tag in the collar. A "Wilson 44" label is located on the left front tail and a Minnesota Twins team patch adorns the left sleeve. Killebrew has inscribed the jersey "Harmon Killebrew 1971" in black Sharpie (grading "8") on the left front tail, directly above the manufacturer's label. The matching white pinstripe pants feature a "Wilson 36" label in the waistband, as well as a white strip tag that reads "71-3-P 65-23" Set 3") in blue chain stitch. Both the jersey and pants are original as issued, with no alterations, and display moderate wear, including light soiling to the pants. Killebrew enjoyed his last great season in 1971. Appearing in 147 games, he finished the year with 28 home runs and league-leading totals in both RBI (119) and bases on balls (114). An eleven-time All-Star and MVP Award winner, Killebrew retired after the 1975 season with 573 home runs, 1,584 RBI and a .256 batting average. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984. The jersey is graded A10 (base grade of 10, with no deductions; MEARS does not grade pants, but they have been certified as "Authentic"). LOA from MEARS. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $15,000++.
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