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Back Lot Number: 350  
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Description: Rare 1945 Billy Pierce Detroit Tigers professional model jacket. Bomber style jacket with black wool body and leather sleeves has the Tigers gothic font "D" logo patch on front chest. The interior is lined in orange leather which is stamped in large block letter, "Bill Pierce 20." Only a small of portion of a no longer discernable manufacturer's tag remains in the collar along with size "44" flag tag. It appears that another tag was removed from the inside (near waistline, presumably done by the team in the period). In fine overall condition with typical/expected usage and wash wear along with some general age related wear. Photographs taken in the period show Pierce wearing the jacket as he slides across home plate in a pre-season game and several members of the team were wearing similar jackets on Opening Day in 1945. A rare jacket which can be definitively attributed to the Tigers noted World Championship season through ironclad ownership and photographic provenance. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Pierce Family: EX
Estimated Price Range: ($5,000-$10,000)
Current EST:  10/15/18 11:32:21 AM
  Sold for Price: $3,750.00;