Back Lot Number: 951  

Lot 951
Description: Vintage New York Yankees equipment bag with attribution to Joe DiMaggio c.1940s-50s. Olive green canvas duffle bag has "N.Y. Yankees" stenciled in large red lettering on one end panel. Opposite end panel has "45" in similar red stenciled numerals. The bag retains its original leather handles and remains fairly clean overall with some typical light to moderate usage wear. The bag was discovered along with several other pieces of equipment within Joe DiMaggio's Yankees equipment trunk (see Lot 952). It is unclear as to what the "45" refers to on the end panel as only two players wore that number during Joe's career; Frank Hiller in 1947 and Clint Courtney in 1951. Possibly refers to a date of 1945 or it may have been used by either Hiller or Courtney and then by DiMaggio. Very rare early period Yankees equipment bag in fine overall condition: EX
Estimated Price: ($1,000.00-$2,000.00)