Circa 1907 Bobby Lowe Detroit Tigers Game Worn Jersey
<p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Exquisite first ever public offering of this stunning game worn Bobby Lowe Detroit Tigers game worn jersey. Dates circa 1907, his final year with the Detroit Tigers and the Tigers' American League championship year. One of the finest jerseys we have ever offered. This fresh to the market standout has remained in an important early hobby collection for decades. </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">It is exceptionally rare to find any major league jersey of this age let alone a player of this stature. There are only a dozen or so major league jerseys in private hands that date from this early dead ball era period. </span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The jersey is magnificent with the old yoke type construction of the period. In heavy wool, "Lowe" is sewn in as the identifier. The stitching of the name perfectly matches the Ty Cobb jersey of similar style we sold over 20 years ago. It is in marvelous overall condition, and is all original but for the "D" on the chest, which has been professionally restored. The outline of the original "D" is there for all to see for eternity. Three of the original four buttons are also here, and "Lowe" is sewn in the collar above the Spalding tag, which has vintage ink "RLL" for Robert L. Lowe and "LOWE" written on it. The sleeves are shortened, and the jersey comes with matching Tigers stirrups.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Bobby Lowe was one of the true greats of his time and was of course the first man to hit four home runs in one game, thereby confounding the "dead ball" tag. Joined years later by Lou Gehrig as a member of the four home run club, Lou was of course known as a gentleman player in comparison to his lively partner in crime, Babe Ruth. Lowe too, was known as a gentleman player diametrically opposed to the rough and ready player of the naughty nineties. One of the true greats of the game he was the best fielding second baseman of this time joined by his impressive hitting. In the original 1936 Hall of Fame voting, he was only a half point behind legends such as Dan Brouthers and Nap Lajoie. Yet, Bobby Lowe is surprisingly not enshrined in Cooperstown. </span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">One of the finest jerseys we have ever offered and one of only a few pre-1910 major league jerseys we have offered. </span></p>
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