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Description: Historically Important 1960 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates World Series Home Uniform (MEARS Authentic A10). Cream color flannel jersey in classic Pirates vest style form retaining its original team name across the front with "21" on the back both in black on gold color schematic. Rawlings "Hall of Fame Flannel" tagging affixed to tail front along with size 42 flag tag and "Clemente 21 60" chain stitched in black. Wash tag found on inside of tail front. The jersey exhibits evident light use consistent with manufacture and use during postseason game play. Matching pants are included with the jersey tagged properly within the waistband area with Rawlings "Hall of Fame Flannel" tag, wash tag, and "21 34 24ins 60" chain stitched strip tag along with "Clemente" chain stitched strip tag. Pants exhibit light evident use similar to the jersey. Clemente's Pittsburgh Pirates wool stirrup socks of black with gold striping are also included and show evident use. The uniform is succinctly consistent with other documented Pittsburgh Pirates 1960 World Series home uniforms with regard to several factors inclusive of specific tagging. The comparable tagging for Pirates player uniforms is found within the MEARS Authentication worksheets and includes Mazeroski, Haddix, and Schofield. The dramatic walk off home run by Bill Mazeroski understandably overshadowed the excellent play by Clemente in the 1960 World Series who may well otherwise have been voted the MVP. The offered uniform exhibits several specific documentative traits of import: 1) Specific identification to the 1960 World Series 2) Use by one of the icons in the history of Major League Baseball 3) Corroborative use in one of the greatest World Series in Major League Baseball history 4) Primary source origination from the player collection. For the aforementioned and other supportive reasoning this particular uniform is without question one of the finest of its type to have ever been publicly offered. Includes LOA from MEARS Authentic (Graded A10), LOA from Hunt Auctions, and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-EX/MT
Estimated Price Range: ($250,000-$500,000)
Current EST:  12/18/18 10:57:19 AM
  Sold for Price: $350,000.00;