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Lot # 1456 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1991 George Brett Kansas City Royals Signed Game-Used Road Jersey - with LOA from Brett!

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $6,517.50

Kansas City Royals road jersey worn by Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett in 1991. This jersey comes with a special provenance in that it was obtained directly from George Brett and is accompanied by a typed-signed letter from him on Kansas City Royals official letterhead. In full: "RE: 1991 Road Jersey, To whom it may concern, This letter will serve as authenticity for the following piece of sports memorabilia: Rawlings Road Kansas City Royals jersey w/name on back (BRETT) and #5 on back. Jersey was worn by me during the 1991 season. My best, George Brett [signed]." The blue knit jersey is lettered "Royals" on the front, with the numeral "5" appearing on both the left breast and reverse. "Brett" is lettered on the reverse, directly above the number. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in white tackle twill. Located on the interior left front tail are a "Rawlings 44" label and an adjacent flag tag reading "Set 1 1991." A Kansas City Royals team patch appears on the left sleeve. Brett has boldly signed the jersey in black Sharpie (grading "10") just below the front number. The jersey is original, with no alterations, and displays moderate-to-heavy wear, including dirt stains on the front and reverse (primarily on the upper left back and left shoulder). Additionally, the rear collar displays a 1.5-inch tear and loss of stitching at the seam. George Brett was one of the greatest hitters of his era. Beginning in 1975, Brett batted over .300 on eleven separate occasions, including league-leading totals of .333 in 1976, .390 in 1980, and .329 in 1990. Hampered by a knee injury, Brett only appeared in 128 games in 1991. The injury obviously affected his performance at the plate, as he finished the season with 10 home runs, 65 RBI, and a .255 batting average. Brett retired two years later with a .305 average, 3,154 hits, 317 home runs, and 1,595 RBI. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 in his first year of eligibility. This is an outstanding George Brett jersey dating from the latter portion of his career, made all the more desirable by its remarkably ideal provenance. LOA from George Brett and LOA from James Spence/JSA (for the autograph only). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $3,000++. SOLD FOR $6,517.50

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