Undaunted in succeeding Ted Williams, Hall of Fame left fielder Carl Yastrzemski manned the Green Monster and cleared the Pesky Pole with success similar to that of his predecessor. The offered Boston Red Sox road jersey was donned and autographed by the Beantown favorite during the strike-abbreviated 1981 season, the 21st in the brilliant career of baseball's last Triple Crown winner. This gray knit button-down garment was in the third year of the style's resurgence, as the team had gone exclusively to pullover apparel from 1973 through 1978. "BOSTON" is arched across the chest in navy blue tackle twill while Yaz's since-retired number "8" is sewn to the back in like fashion. On the right front (just below the block-style letters), Yastrzemski's black marker signature shows ("7") quality. A "Wilson" size "42" label resides within the cotton-lined collar and an "81" swatch is sewn to the left front tail. Medium game wear is evident, with no repairs or alterations and minimal fraying and color fading about the twill components. Accompanying is an auction LOA from James Spence Authentications for the signature.
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