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Ted Williams Signed Commemorative Jersey with Special #9 and Career HR Notations

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,920

Ted Williams commemorative jersey, signed by Williams in blue Sharpie (grading "10") on the left breast. What distinguishes this jersey from the standard Ted Williams signed jersey in the hobby is the fact that the "Splendid Splinter" has added his uniform number ("9") and career home-run total ("521 H. R.") directly below his signature. This is one of only a few Ted Williams signed commemorative jerseys featuring his handwritten number "9" that we have ever seen. The fact that he has also added his career home-run total makes it an especially rare and desirable display piece signed by the legendary "Splendid Splinter." The jersey (size L), produced by Mitchell & Ness, is a replica of Williams' Boston Red Sox road jersey dating from the years 1942 through 1945 and is complete with a patriotic "Health" patch (worn by all clubs during World War II) on the left sleeve. Mint condition. Important note: it is JSA's opinion that the signature is very slightly enhanced. It should be noted that REA does not share JSA's opinion regarding this. Signing the fabric of a jersey is very different from signing a piece of paper or a baseball, and can be a little more difficult in some ways. The people in our office do not think there has been any enhancement to the Ted Williams signature. We believe that most people, when viewing the signature in person, would agree with us. We realize, of course, that it may sell at a discount due to the slightly enhanced assessment by JSA, but we feel strongly enough about this to mention our opinion (note: this is very different than disagreeing about the authenticity of a signature; we would always leave that entirely to the authenticators). In any event, this is an outstanding high-grade Ted Williams signed jersey! LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,920

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