Summer, 2020 Auction - Closes August 29
Category:
Search By:
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/30/2020

LATE NOTE: A scan of the MEARS LOA has now been uploaded to this lot listing.

By 1975, 29-year-old Jim Palmer was a bona-fide superstar, having won 20 games in four consecutive seasons and his first Cy Young Award in 1973.  Derailed by elbow problems in 1974, Palmer returned to full strength in 1975 and put together what was arguably his best season, a 23-11 campaign with a 2.09 ERA and ten shutouts in 323 innings, helping lead the Orioles to a second place finish in the AL East with a 90-69 record.  In 1975 Palmer would begin a new streak of 20-win seasons, accomplishing the goal a total of eight times between 1970 and 1978 on the way to the Hall of Fame.

By 1975 broadcaster Ted Patterson was firmly entrenched in Baltimore, and he became the recipient of this home Baltimore Orioles jersey from Palmer.  The jersey is in outstanding shape, a Rawlings 7-button knit jersey size 42 with set tags in the tail.  The jersey is in tremendous condition, clean and bright with heavy signs of use but no significant staining or repairs.  Palmer signed and inscribed the jersey "1975 Cy Young" on the left tail. The jersey became a part of a display of Palmer's equipment, photos and cards that graced Ted Patterson's main memorabilia room for years - the arrangement of the display included a pair of the pitcher's game-worn cleats (watch for them in a future auction), one of which was positioned on top of the jersey.  The cleats were covered in Memorial Stadium clay, which stained the front of the jersey.  Since it is Love of the Game policy not to alter material that is consigned to us in any way, it was sent to MEARS with the stain in place, causing a reduction of one point in the MEARS grading system.  As such, the jersey attained a grade from MEARS of A9.

A tremendous piece of Ted Patterson's outstanding game-worn collection, one of his finest baseball jerseys, from what was arguably the greatest season of Baltimore giant Jim Palmer.  Full LOA from MEARS.

1975 Jim Palmer (HOF) Game-Worn Baltimore Orioles Home Jersey - Cy Young Season! MEARS A91975 Jim Palmer (HOF) Game-Worn Baltimore Orioles Home Jersey - Cy Young Season! MEARS A91975 Jim Palmer (HOF) Game-Worn Baltimore Orioles Home Jersey - Cy Young Season! MEARS A91975 Jim Palmer (HOF) Game-Worn Baltimore Orioles Home Jersey - Cy Young Season! MEARS A91975 Jim Palmer (HOF) Game-Worn Baltimore Orioles Home Jersey - Cy Young Season! MEARS A9
1975 Jim Palmer (HOF) Game-Worn Baltimore Orioles Home Jersey - Cy Young Season! MEARS A9
Click above for larger image.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $16,800
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Sunday, August 30, 2020.
Email A Friend
Ask a Question
Have One To Sell

Auction Notepad

 

You may add/edit a note for this item or view the notepad:  

Submit    Delete     View all notepad items