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Circa 1943 NY Yankees Johnny Lindell Game-Used Cap

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,725.00

Rare circa 1943 New York Yankees cap was game-worn by Yankee outfielder Johnny Lindell. The cap has a soft bill with a small "NY" logo on the front. The inside leather sweatband has a "Spalding" label with "7 ½ J. Lindell" in green chain stitching to the right and "H.G. Silleck-0-298641" (brother-in-law to the Yankees' owner, Jacob Ruppert) stamped in black to the left. The hat originates directly from the estate of Jacob Ruppert's sister (Amanda Ruppert Silleck) and is accompanied by a letter from the family detailing provenance. Lindell played ten of his twelve major league seasons with the Yankees, including four pennant winners (1942, 1943, 1947, and 1949). This extremely rare hat style dates from the Yankees glorious championship wartime years, when the distraction of the game of baseball had all the greater meaning to a nation at war. The hat is missing the button on the very top and is otherwise in Excellent condition. LOA from Dave Bushing & Dan Knoll/SCD Authentic.Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,725.00

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