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Hal McRae 1997 Philadelphia Phillies Signed Game-Worn Home Jersey

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A feared hitter during his own playing days, three-time All-Star Hal McRae wore and signed this Philadelphia Phillies home jersey while he served as the club's hitting instructor during the 1997 season. Complete description available on our website.

A perennial batting title contender in his playing days, former Phillies mentor Hal McRae wore and signed this white knit button-down garment with “Phillies” embroidered in red cursive on a white plate across the chest. In red-on-white twill, “56” is sewn to the back and left sleeve and “McRAE” is arched atop the back number. Just above the latter feature, McRae's black marker signature shows (“8-9”) strength. The left sleeve features a black armband with an embroidered “1” in tribute to deceased franchise icon Richie Ashburn. These armbands were worn very briefly, as Ashburn passed away on September 9 of that year. The right sleeve is home to a Jackie Robinson 50th Anniversary patch, which was worn throughout the Major Leagues that season. On the left front tail, a “RUSSELL ATHLETIC” size “46” label is accompanied by a fabric content tag. The jersey shows light to moderate wear with faint stains on neckline and upper portion of the button path. Accompanying is an LOA from Ed Dolan, as well as an auction LOA from James Spence Authentications. 
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