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While it took the club 20 years before retiring Richie Ashburn’s uniform number, there will always be only one “#1” in the hearts of Phillies fans. This mid-1960s home jersey was worn at Connie Mack Stadium and subsequently autographed by Ashburn. The cream-colored flannel button-down garment features a red pinstripe pattern and the script-style “Phillies” displayed across the chest in red embroidery on white twill. On the back, Ashburn’s since-retired number “1” is sewn in like fashion. On the left front tail, a “Wilson” size “42” label hails from the mid-1960s. Thus, it’s likely that this jersey was worn by coach George Myatt (1964-1968). Just below the aforementioned tag, stitching remnants remain from a since-removed year tag. Executed vertically on the left front, Ashburn’s blue marker autograph projects (“6”) strength. Within the collar, a strip tag with “Ashburn” embroidered is an addition and not on the original jersey. There are six holes (as tailored) under each arm to facilitate ventilation. The jersey shows solid game wear with minimal color fading. Full photo LOA from JSA.
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