1938 Dizzy Dean Chicago Cubs Game Used Jersey Graded A10
This is a game used 1938 Chicago Cubs jersey worn by Hall of Fame pitcher Dizzy Dean. Dean, of course, is best known as the ace of the St. Louis Cardinals' Gas House Gang. In 1934, he became the last National League pitcher to win 30 games in a regular season as he led the Cardinals to a World Series Championship. An injury to his foot in 1937 forced Dean to alter his pitching motion, which in turn caused him to hurt his arm and lose his notorious fastball. In 1938, he was determined to be washed up and dealt by the Cardinals to the Chicago Cubs.
Dean pitched well for the Cubs in 1938 and helped them win the National League pennant. He even pitched in the second game of the World Series against the Yankees. This Cubs home jersey, actually worn in that 1938 World Series, is one of the nicest Dizzy Dean jerseys known to exist. Made by Spalding and issued to Dean in 1938, it is flannel with a zipper-front and wide royal blue piping around the sleeves, collar, and zipper. The Cubs logo appears on the left front in red and royal blue felt. Dean's number 22 in royal blue felt is stitched on the back. There is a Spalding tag in the collar with a size 46 flag tag, and the name Dean chain stitched above the tagging in red. A red chain-stitched number 38 also appears inside the back tail, representing the year of issue. A "Baseball Centennial 1839 -1939" patch was added to the left sleeve when the jersey was reissued for the 1939 season.
The jersey shows moderate use, no alterations of any kind, and no team repairs. It is, in a word, stunning. Graded Mears A10, it comes with an LOA and will make a prestigious addition to the discerning hobbyist's collection.