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MacGregor flannel came from Cleveland’s Carl “DiMag” DeFilipo, who was an avid fan and collector who got many important pieces directly from the Yankees back in the early days of collecting. Mickey presented DiMag the jersey on September 1, 1968, taking the jersey right out of his locker and handing it to him. This jersey later became the lead piece in Lelands first ever live auction back in 1991 and was signed and authenticated by Mickey Mantle himself at a press conference at his Manhattan restaurant. Mantle vividly recalled “Dimag” and blessed the jersey with this inscription in mint black sharpie, "This is my 1967 shirt, Mickey Mantle No. 7." His #7 is also in the collar embroidered onto a white plate underneath the "MacGregor 44" size tag. Large and proud "7" on the back is a keyhole into this golden age. The jersey is 100% original with absolutely no restoration. It even has an aged “67” written in the tail by famous Yankee clubhouse man Pete Sheehey to identify the year (we have seen Yankee jerseys with these exact markings). Originally, an inch of the tail had been trimmed to better accommodate wear. Otherwise, it is in immaculate condition, having been preserved as a treasure for the larger part of four decades. One of the true icons of baseball collecting. From the Charlie Sheen Collection.
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