1972 Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals Signed Game-Used Home Jersey - Also Signed by Rickey Henderson - MEARS A9.5

Sold For: $7,200

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2061

Item Year: 1972

Category: Game-Used Jerseys & Equipment

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St. Louis Cardinal jersey worn by Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock during the 1972 season. Graded A9.5 by MEARS. This is the only 1972 Lou Brock jersey we have ever seen and it has the added appeal of having been signed by both Brock and Rickey Henderson. The white knit jersey features the Cardinals team logo embroidered on the front and features the number "20" on the left breast and reverse. "Brock" is lettered on the reverse directly above the number. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in red on blue tackle twill. Located on the interior left rear tail are a "Rawlings 40" label and an adjacent flag tag that reads "Set 1 #8P 1972." Brock has inscribed the front of the jersey in blue Sharpie (grading "8") "To Dave Good Luck Lou Brock 5/8/82 938 3,000" (the number 938 denotes his lifetime total for stolen bases while the 3,000 number is in obvious reference to his membership in the 3,000 Hit Club). Below Brock's inscription is another blue Sharpie inscription ("8') by All-Time stolen-base leader Rickey Henderson that reads "To Dave Rickey Henderson 11/13/82 130SB (Henderson broke Brock's single-season and lifetime stolen base records; the number 130 denotes his record single-season total set in 1982). The jersey is original as issued, with no alterations, and displays heavy wear, including a few light stains. Brock enjoyed another fine season in 1972, finishing the year with .311 batting average, 3 home runs, 42 RBI, and a league-leading 63 stolen bases. Brock led the National League in steals eight times in his career, including a then-record 118 in 1974. A member of baseball's elite 3,000 Hit Club, Brock retired in 1979 with a .293 lifetime average and 938 stolen bases. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1985. Graded A9.5 by MEARS (base grade of 10, with a half point deducted for the light stains). LOA from MEARS. Full LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+.

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