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Gorgeous circa 1946 New York Yankees road flannel was once donned by the great and most enigmatic Joe DiMaggio who turned baseball from a sport into an art form. Yankee pride is perfectly emblazoned across the front in arched navy lettering and his legendary "5" stands as silent tribute to his greatness on the verso. The collar is tagged "Wilson" with size "44" flag tag to the right and the Hemmingway-like "DiMaggio" embroidered across on a felt plate below. The jersey is a true museum piece showing beautiful period use, having been preserved as a sanctified garment for over 6 decades. The “New York” on the front” and the “5” on the verso have both been excellently and professionally restored by legendary uniform collector Dick Dobbins. No one is around to do work such as this, so the jersey pays homage to his knowledge, sense of perfection and accuracy. This Yankees originally sent down this shirt down to Norfolk, their club in the Piedmont League. There it was changed to “Norfolk…52”. A piece for the ages that tells of the times from whence it came. From the Charlie Sheen Collection.
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