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George Altman 1960 Chicago Cubs Game-Worn Road Flannel Jersey

Lot Number 498

Quantity: Bid Starts: 10/01/2012 12:00:00 
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Description

Obscured as he toiled for also-rans on the North Side of Chicago, former outfielder and two-time All-Star George Altman was the first player to homer twice in the same game off of Sandy Koufax. In terms of fond memories on both the Chicago Cubs and game-worn fronts, it doesn’t get any better than this 1960 George Altman Cubs road gamer. The gray flannel button-down garment features “CHICAGO” arched across the chest in blue-on-red felt and “21” sewn to the back in like fashion. Blue-and-red striped piping lines the collar and sleeve endings. Within the collar, a lengthy strip tag has chain stitched identifiers reading: “21-1960-4-42.” On the vented right front tail, a “Wilson” size “42” label is accompanied by a flap tag whose contents have faded. All-original and unaltered, the jersey shows light wear. Full photo LOA from Dave Miedema. More on our website.

There are six holes (as tailored) under each arm to facilitate ventilation. Regarding the flap tag on the left front tail, the faded content was likely an extra length notation, as Altman was 6-foot-4.

 
 
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