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Circa 1980s Dwight Gooden New York Mets Signed Warm-Up Jacket
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,680
New York Mets warm-up jacket worn by star pitcher Dwight Gooden in the 1980s, signed by Gooden on the right breast. The zipper-front blue-knit jacket, with orange-and-white trim along the collar and cuffs, features the Mets "NY" logo on the left breast and "Gooden" on the reverse. Gooden's uniform number, "16," appears on the left sleeve. Both the name and number are embroidered in orange on white. A "Starter XL" label appears in the collar. Gooden has inscribed the jacket in silver paint pen (grading "8/9") on the right breast: "Dwight Gooden/All Star/88." This jacket has an interesting history to its signing: Our consignor is friends with former Mets player Randy Myers (please note that by accident the printed catalog listed a different player's name, which is corrected here!), and when he obtained this jacket, which had already been autographed, he asked Myers to show it to Gooden, first to make sure that it was actually worn by Gooden and signed by him. Upon seeing it, Gooden confirmed that it was his jacket and his signature. (Additional note not included in the printed catalog: At the time the jacket was shown to Gooden, according to our consignor, Gooden identified the jacket as being worn by him at the 1988 All-Star Game. We have done no research to verify this and frankly don't know if photos from the 1988 All-Star Game could even provide a photo match, but are mentioning here just in case this attribution, which is suggested by both the notation and the story, is accurate, and in case additional research might be fruitful.) The jacket is original as issued and displays light wear. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA (for the autograph only). Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,680
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