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Frankie Crosetti 1945-1948 Game-Worn New York Yankees Jacket

Lot Number 618

Quantity: Bid Starts: 07/30/2012 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 1500.00  Bid Ends: 08/09/2012 23:30:00 
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Yankee lore inspires tales of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle, to name a few. But in terms of the championship tradition that defines the franchise, nobody has basked in the October spotlight more than Frankie Crosetti. An integral part of 23 Fall Classic showdowns during his 37 years in the Bronx, Crosetti wore this New York Yankees jacket during the latter portion (1945-1948) of his playing career. The navy-blue wool zippered garment features “Yankees” sewn across the chest in white-on-red felt and two front pockets with leather-lined openings. Blue-red-and-white striped stretch ribbed cotton lines the collar, waistline and sleeve endings, while Crosetti’s number “2” is stitched within the lower left-hand side of the zipper path. The collar’s interior is home to a leather hanger, a partially frayed “Wilson” label and a size “42” flap tag. All-original and unaltered, this historically significant Yankee gamer shows solid game wear.

Did you know … Crosetti was the last player before Joe DiMaggio to wear number “5” (DiMaggio wore “9” during his 1936 rookie campaign). Crosetti then wore number “1” (which was later retired in honor of Billy Martin) from 1937-1944; and he wore “2” for the next 24 years as a player and coach. The latter number, of course, is certain to be retired at the conclusion of Derek Jeter’s career.

Huggins and Scott is allowing the winning bidder 45 days from the date when payment is received to have the item independently authenticated. Payment must, however, be made within two weeks from the end of the auction. Huggins and Scott is not responsible for any authentication fees or shipping charges incurred by the winning bidder but H&S will refund the hammer price and buyer's premium if the item does not pass authentication with a reputable third party company.

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