1977 Robin Yount Signed Milwaukee Brewers Game-Used Home Jersey- MEARS A8

Sold For: $4,800

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2049

Item Year: 1977

Category: Game-Used Jerseys & Equipment

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Milwaukee Brewers home jersey worn by Hall of Fame shortstop Robin Yount in 1977. Graded A8 by MEARS. This is an extremely early Robin Yount jersey and one of only five we have seen dating from the 1970s. 1977 Milwaukee Brewers jerseys in general are scarce, especially examples complete with the black memorial armband. The white knit jersey is lettered "Brewers" across the front and features the number "19" on the left breast and reverse. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in blue on gold tackle twill. Located on the left front tail are "Medalist/Sand-Knit 40" label and an adjacent "Medalist/Sand-Knit" label that reads "Designed & Tailored Exclusively for the Milwaukee Brewers American League." Positioned below the two manufacturer's tags is a white strip tag that identifies the player, the year, and jersey size ("Yount 77 40"). A black armband, worn by the club in memory of pitcher Danny Frisella, remains intact on the left sleeve. (Frisella was was tragically killed as a result of an accident while riding a dune buggy on January 1, 1977.) Signed by Yount in black Sharpie (grading "9") on the left breast. Both of the manufacturer's labels have been gone over in black marker, but all of the text remains legible. (Our consignor was told that this jersey originated directly from a clubhouse employee and that it was standard practice for the team to go over the labels in marker when jerseys were "deaccessioned.") Aside from that minor condition anomaly, the jersey is original as issued, with no alterations and displays only light use. Yount batted .288 with 4 home runs and 49 RBI in 1977. To say that two-time MVP Award winner Robin Yount was the greatest player in Milwaukee Brewers franchise history would be an understatement. Yount, who played his entire twenty years in Milwaukee, retired as the club's all-time leader in nearly every offensive category, including home runs (251), RBI (1,406), hits (3,142), and runs (1,632). In 1994 the Brewers honored Yount by retiring his number "19" and five years later he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Graded A8 by MEARS (base grade of 10, with 2 points deducted for its light wear). LOA from MEARS. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).


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