Back Lot Number: 949  

Lot 949
Description: Rare 1951 Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees road uniform. Grey flannel New York Yankees road jersey with "New York" lettering on the front has its original #5 on the reverse. "DiMaggio 1951" is chain stitched onto two adjoining strip tags within the collar; Wilson tag along with size 46 flag tag and dry clean tag remain affixed to the tail front. American League 50th Anniversary patch remains affixed to the left sleeve retaining excellent color and appearance. The shirt exhibits evident usage including some light soiling to a few areas and wash wear to the tagging, number, and interior collar strip tags. The matching pants are also constructed of grey flannel with similar "1951" and "DiMaggio" chain stitched tags on the interior waistband. Wilson and Dry clean tags are also affixed to the waistband with a size 38 flag tag. The pants exhibit similar usage characteristics to the jersey with a few areas of soiling and some wash wear to the interior tagging. The offered uniform dates to Joe DiMaggio's final season with the New York Yankees. True to his legendary standards of excellence, Joe ended his career winning yet another World Championship for the Yankees against the New York Giants. Although his retirement at the end of the season was a disappointment to many fans, it is fascinating to read period news accounts which clearly illustrate that they understood and respected Joe's decision. Few athletes in sports understand that one of the greatest attributes of a champion is to recognize when it is time to leave with grace. From Joe DiMaggio's first time in a Yankee uniform up until the season in which he wore the offered uniform, he exhibited nothing but grace on the field. Includes LOA from MEARS Authentication: EX-MT
Sold For: $145,000.00

Estimated Price: ($100,000.00-$150,000.00)