Circa 1925 Babe Ruth Game Worn Jersey with Photo Documentation
Look no further, the ultimate New York Yankees pinstripe uniform is here! You're looking at the holy grail of game worn jerseys, the toast of the sports collecting hobby. More than just the ultimate conversation piece, it came off the back of the biggest ballplayer in the history of sports, a piece of the legacy bringing us closer to that magical time in baseball, closer to the man who changed the game forever. This New York Yankees home pinstripe was worn circa 1925 by the man behind the myth, whose name is synonymous with the Yankees. The earliest known Babe Ruth jersey. With only a handful of authentic Ruth jerseys extant, this one is surely the crown jewel, the purest piece of baseball equipment memorabilia you can find. Custom made for the great Bambino to cover his large girth. Additionally, there are two gussets, one on either side of the third button from the bottom. These were added so the Babe could tie the jersey into his uniform pants, ensuring that his belly wouldn't pull the tail out of his pants during a game. No numbers or lettering stitched onto the jersey, as the practice of wearing numbers was not implemented by the Yankees until 1929. The only other distinguishing mark is the "G.H. Ruth" embroidered into the collar. Next to it is the "A.G. Spalding" label. This jersey is totally original except for a 6" piece of original Yankee pinstripe fabric which was professionally attached to the tail. This is apparently a piece of the jersey's tail which was originally removed, now replaced with vintage Yankee pinstripe fabric. After it covered the back of the great Bambino, this jersey was sent down to the minors, where a team name was added to the front, but has since been removed without a trace. Fabric is toned to an off-white color. The authenticity of this jersey is undisputable as it comes with an actual photo of Babe Ruth wearing this exact shirt. This piece is the talk of the town, and its rightful owner will be admired by all who know its meaning.The photo which shows Ruth wearing this very jersey was taken by George Burke (undated) in the Yankees dugout with Earle Combs and Bob Meusal also in the frame. As you will see, the pinstripes, which are like the jersey's fingerprints, match up exactly with the jersey in the photo.