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The player, the position, and the piece all combine to make this jersey a spectacular offering. Stan "the Man" Musial played for 22 iconic years in St. Louis, missing one in his prime for military service. This comes from his very last game in St. Louis on September 29, 1963, in which he got the final two hits of his career, and it was also Stan Musial Day at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. The home, white Rawlings top has a very clear history; after the game, it was given to his close friend, Joe Lineman, by Musial himself. At a later date, it was gifted to Mike Shannon, who displayed it in his downtown restaurant for many years and there are pictures of Stan at the restaurant posing with this jersey. It bears "Cardinals" and "6" on the front, while on the back is "MUSIAL" with "6" below it and a huge signature which rates 8/10. It shows light-to-moderate use with size 44 tag and washing instructions on the front tail. The year tag is absent and there is no evidence that one was ever in the jersey - this could be explained by the fact that Musial was wearing a few more jerseys than normal years in 1963 due to the fact that he had announced his retirement and extras were made for him. Other than the missing year identifier, it matches up perfectly to other known jerseys from the era and it comes with a detailed letter of provenance from Mike Shannon.
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