December 17th, 2014 Holiday Catalog Auction (#43)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 12/18/2014.
As with all teams, uniform changes occur throughout a team’s history. Some are positive and stick for a long time while others see a short shelf life. The “Saturday Night” burgundy alternate uniform the Phillies produced in 1979 had the shortest of shelf lives, only lasting one night. They produced these to be worn for their Saturday games, which earned the nickname the Saturday Night Specials. The nickname may be the best part about them. The fans and the media had a field day at the Phillies’ expense, comparing the uniforms to pajamas. On the front right tail is a “Rawlings” size “44” manufacturer’s tag. Attached is a flag tag that reads, “SET 1 1979”. Adjacent is a burgundy strip tag has, “44 79 1” embroidered on it. On the left chest is the team’s “P” logo. Player number “20” appears on the front and on the back. Across the back reads the player name, “SCHMIDT” on a burgundy nameplate. All numbering and lettering are done in the same white tackle twill. Schmidt signed the jersey below the team logo on the left chest in black maker and in our opinion rates a 9 overall. On the inside of the rear waistline is a “Rawlings” size “34” manufacturer’s tag. Attached adjacent is a white strip tag with “34 24 20 79 1” embroidered on it. Attached adjacent is a flag tag that reads, “SET 1 1979”. The Hall of Famer apparently didn’t feel great in the uniform either, striking out in three of his four at bats. This uniform is properly tagged, was presented to us as game-used and in our opinion shows appropriate use. Accompanied by an LOA from JSA.
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Price Realized: $15,180
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