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Mickey Morandini 1997 Philadelphia Phillies Signed Game-Worn Road Jersey

Lot Number 248

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The ninth player in Major League history to turn in an unassisted triple play, Mickey Morandini wore and signed this Philadelphia Phillies road jersey during the 1997 season, the eighth and final campaign of his first tour of duty with the club. Complete description available on our website.

As he posted a (then) career-high .295 batting average in 1997, former second baseman Mickey Morandini wore and autographed this gray knit button-down garment with “Phillies” embroidered in red cursive to a white panel across the chest. In red-on-white double twill, “12” is sewn to the back and left sleeve and “MORANDINI” is arched atop the back number. Just below the back number, Morandini's blue marker signature (“8” strength) is accompanied by his inscription of “#12.” In memory of deceased franchise legend Richie Ashburn, a black band with an embroidered “1” is sewn to the left sleeve. This feature appeared only briefly on Phils jerseys, as Ashburn passed away on September 9 of that year. A Jackie Robinson 50th Anniversary patch resides on the right sleeve, as was the custom on jerseys throughout the big leagues that year. Red-and-white striped stretch ribbed cotton lines the sleeve endings and, situated on the left front tail, a "RUSSELL ATHLETIC" size "44" label is accompanied by a fabric content tag. Original and unaltered, the jersey shows evidence of moderate to heavy game wear, with fraying about the twill identifiers and pilling along the lower back. Accompanying is an LOA from Ed Dolan, as well as an auction LOA from James Spence Authentications. 
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