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Lot 455

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Lot Number: 455

Description: Scarce Brooklyn Dodgers professional model satin uniform c.1944-45. Widely regarded as one of the most attractive uniform styles ever produced, the Brooklyn Dodgers instituted an alternate style satin uniform in 1944. These uniforms were produced for night games in an effort to make the players "stand out" with the player caliber lacking due to World War II. The experiment did not last long and save for a brief revisit in 1948, the uniforms were produced in very limited quantities with few surviving examples having surfaced. The offered is a home white satin jersey from Ray Hayworth retaining its original "Dodgers" blue lettering across the front with desirable #32 on the verso having later been retired by the Dodgers in honor of Sandy Koufax. Wilson mfg. label remains inside the collar area along with "hayworth" chain stitched strip tag and "44" size flag tag. The jersey remains in outstanding original condition with special consideration given to the original fragility of the satin materials. Evident usage wear is present throughout with some areas of staining to the back of the shirt: EX. Matching pants retain their original Wilson mfg. tag with "38" size flag tag and "Schultz" chain stitched strip tag as issued to Howie Schultz. General condition is very fine with evident usage including staining to several areas and a few team repairs to tears on the back of the legs: VG-EX. Highly uncommon collecting opportunity with the offered example being offered for the first time publicly. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions.

Estimated Price Range: ($10,000-$15,000)

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