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Lot Number: 61

Description: Fine 1937 Herb Pennock Boston Red Sox professional model road jersey with pants and stirrup socks. Exceptional flannel dating to shortly after Pennock's Hall of Fame career, issued while he was a Coach with the Boston Red Sox. Grey flannel jersey has "Boston" lettered across the front in logo font and number "31" on back. "Pennock" is chain stitched into the collar above a "Spalding" manufacturers label. Year "37" is noted in chain stitch in the tail. Exceptionally well preserved with just a few minute spots of discoloration and some loose threads to piping around neck. Pants bear similar Spalding label and year "37" designation with "McNair" stitched in (Eric McNair, then in midst of his own noted career) and remain in equal state of preservation. Completing the ensemble are a pair of period stirrup socks and belt. The grouping originates directly from the Red Sox organization as a result of the request from C.L. Ritzma of Hereford, CO. Mr. Ritzma penned similar requests to every Major League team of the era with the Red Sox franchise noted as the only club to respond. The requests were to purchase used uniforms from the teams to be used for local town team purposes. The uniform is accompanied by a pair of typed letters on Red Sox team stationery dated 1938 which relate to the original request made to purchase uniforms, the Organization's willingness to part with (15) following Spring Training, and a follow-up acknowledging receipt of payment. Offered for the first time publicly by a direct descendant of Mr. Ritzma. Believed to be one of only three known Pennock professional model jerseys extant. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX

Estimated Price Range: ($15,000-$20,000)

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