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First-ballot Hall of Fame slugger Willie Stargell played his entire major league career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, leading them to World Championships in both 1971 and 1979. The seven-time All Star outfielder/first baseman, affectionately known as "Pops," was voted the National League MVP as well as the World Series MVP in 1979. This Pirates home jersey was worn by Stargell during the 1968 baseball season. Made of flannel, the button-front vest-style jersey has "PIRATES" across the front in black-on- gold felt, and Stargell's number 8 on both front and back in the same felt (the Pirates baseball club has since retired the number 8). There is gold and black piping trim around the collar and armholes. The front left tail has "Stargell" in chain stitching above a red Rawlings size 46 label. Below that is a washing instruction label with a "Set 1 1968" flag tag. The jersey is autographed by Stargell in black marker on the front right side just below the "P" in Pirates. It shows heavy wear, with a slightly soiled appearance indicative of game use. There are no holes or tears, and all lettering, buttons and trim remain in place, although the piping shows some fraying. This is a gorgeous piece of memorabilia for the true baseball fan and collector. It has been graded Mears A9 and comes with an LOA.
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June 2010 Catalog