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Wanna buy Don Larsen’s perfect game jersey?

Jun 28, 2012, 11:46 AM EDT

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There are a lot of game-worn jerseys out there on the memorabilia market. Kind of hit and miss if you’re interested in exactly where that jersey has been as opposed to who wore it when. I mean, sure, it’s Mickey Mantle’s jersey, but maybe he wore it on a Sunday he was out of the lineup with a hangover?

Wait, that would make it more awesome, not less. But you know what I mean.  Anyway, you won’t have a problem if you’re interested in this one:

The baseball jersey worn by New York Yankees legend Don Larsen when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series history will soon be available for auction.

Steiner Sports Memorabilia is conducting the auction in the fall. They say a bidding war is expected for the one-of-a-kind jersey. In May, a jersey worn by Babe Ruth sold for more than $4.4 million.

That’s a serious piece of memorabilia. One of the most famous games ever. Not many like that come on the market, I’d reckon.

  1. mybrunoblog - Jun 28, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    I hope the guy who buys it loans it to the Baseball HOF or the Yankees Museum in Yankee Stadium so everyone can enjoy seeing it. Kind of sucks if some rich guy has it locked up in his basement.

  2. skeleteeth - Jun 28, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Only autographed baseball I’ve ever owned is from Don Larsen…

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Jun 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM

      Why would you get a thumbs down for that? Good grief.

      • sdelmonte - Jun 28, 2012 at 12:58 PM

        Probably from some really, really disgruntled former Brooklyn Dodger.

  3. bigtunany - Jun 28, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    …does the winning bidder get to have Yogi jump into his arms after winning the auction? Might not be worth it otherwise…

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Jun 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM

      If Yogi can still do that, I say hell yeah.

  4. bbk1000 - Jun 28, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    New York Yankees legend? Really?

    • bobbski - Jun 29, 2012 at 9:39 AM

      Yes really. That is how impressive or difficult accomplishing that was perceived. I was a junior in high school in suburban NJ at the time and when it became obvious that a perfect no hitter was a possibility the principal put the game on the intercom for all to hear. With that one performance he became not only a NY Yankee legend but a BASEBALL legend and even if his accomplishment is duplicated, he will always remain the first person to pitch a perfect game in the World Series.

      • bbk1000 - Jun 30, 2012 at 7:07 AM

        We are talking about a guy that once lost 21 games in a single season and ended up 10 games under .500 for his career. If he wasn’t on the Yankees, who happen to go to the World Series almost every year, he would have ended up 50 games under .500.

        He pitched a perfect game in the World Series, it is quite an accomplishment, it was a legendary performance, no doubt, but he is not a Yankees legend….

  5. massivedick - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    i am going to put up on ebay some lebron james game worn shorts when he crapped his pant. someone passed him the ball, down by 2, with 5 seconds on the clock. still a hater.

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