Lot # 2108: 1968 Frank Robinson Signed Baltimore Orioles Game-Used Home Jersey - MEARS A9.5

Starting Bid: $10,000.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2019",
which ran from 7/26/2019 12:15 PM to
8/18/2019 6:00 PM

Baltimore Orioles home jersey worn by Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson in 1968. Graded A9.5 by MEARS. The white flannel jersey is lettered "Orioles" across the front and features the number "20" on the left breast and reverse. "F. Robinson" is lettered on the reverse directly above the number. All front letters, as well as all front and reverse numerals, are appliquéd in orange on black tackle twill. All reverse letters are appliquéd in black tackle twill. The year and set number ("68 - set 2") are chain-stitched in black upon a white strip tag located on the left front tail, directly above which is a "Wilson 44" label. Robinson has inscribed the jersey "Frank Robinson #20" in blue Sharpie (grading "9") directly below the front number. The jersey is original as issued, with no alterations, and displays moderate-to-heavy wear, including light staining throughout. Robinson batted .252 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI in 1968. One of the game's greatest sluggers, Robinson is still the only player in history to win the MVP Award in each league and his lifetime total of 586 home runs ranks tenth on the all-time list. In 1975, Robinson broke one of baseball's long-standing color barriers by becoming the first African-American Major League manager in baseball history when he accepted that position with the Cleveland Indians. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1982. The offered jersey is accompanied by a Letter of Opinion from Resolution Photomatching that details potential or likely, but not conclusive, photomatches of this jersey to available images. This jersey was featured in the superb reference book Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments (Smithsonian Books, 2016). Graded A9.5 by MEARS (base grade of 10, with a half point deducted for the light staining). LOA from Troy Kinunen/MEARS. LOO from Resolution Photomatching. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (for the autograph only). Reserve $10,000. Estimate (open).

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