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1950’s Carl Furillo Game Worn Dodgers Satin Jacket

1950’s Carl Furillo Game Worn Dodgers Satin Jacket

In Ebbets Field, the left field wall had a sign for Abe Stark’s clothing store at its base. It promised a free suit to any batter who hit it on a fly. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on your point of view, Carl Furillo always played right in front of it. Pee Wee Reese claimed that because of this no one ever hit the wall and no suits were handed out. Furillo was one of the most beloved Bums from Brooklyn but he was forcibly retired by the Dodgers because of an injury. Afterwards, he worked for Otis Elevators and helped install the elevators at the World Trade Centers. Incredible satin Brooklyn Dodgers jacket has “Made of Skinner” and size “46” tag in collar. Furillo’s “6” is sewn on the left sleeve. As a bonus, Furillo has added his signature on the 6 with the notation “1955.” In addition, “Skong,” one of his nicknames is also written here. It is likely that Furillo wore this jacket during several seasons, one of which may have been the magical 1955. Fleece lined with “Dodgers” in script on the front. Leather trim around the pockets. Shows nice use but still in EX condition.

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