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Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey (#42) and Cap Used in the Movie The Natural - Sportsrobe LOA
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $420
Original Brooklyn Dodgers jersey and cap used in the 1984 TriStar Pictures release The Natural, starring Robert Redford. The grey cotton jersey (size 48) is lettered "Brooklyn" across the front and features the number "42" on the reverse. All letters and numerals are appliqued in blue felt. A replica 1939 Baseball Centennial patch (worn by all teams in 1939) appears on the left sleeve. Manufactured by Empire Sporting Goods, as noted by the tag in the collar. The blue wool cap features a white-felt "B" on the front. No manufacturer listed, but an "X-Large" size tag is located in the headband (the size "7 1/8" is handwritten on the size tag). What makes this particular jersey all the more desirable is that it features the number "42" on the reverse, which was the number worn by Jackie Robinson years later during his years with the Dodgers. The jersey and cap are accompanied by a one-page type-signed LOA from John Kanuit, creative director at Sportsrobe Inc., the company that supplied the baseball jerseys used in The Natural. In part: "This letter will serve to attest the authenticity of the following item: Baseball jersey that was produced for the 1984 film 'The Natural' which starred Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Wilford Brimley and Kim Basinger. Brooklyn Dodgers '42' jersey and cap came from a group of baseball jerseys that were worn in the film. This jersey came directly from the Sportsrobe inventory. Sportsrobe Inc. is one of the largest sports wardrobe companies in the country." Both the jersey and cap display light wear and remain in Excellent to Mint condition. Total: 2 items (jersey and cap). Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $420
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