Collecting and Letting Go of My Friend’s Dirty Laundry

Before he became “Mr. October” with the Yankees in the ‘70s—and even before he was the kingpin of the Oakland A’s dynasty, Reggie Jackson was a Kansas City A’s prospect. He wore #9 in Oakland and #44 in New York but a year before his career took off, Jackson wore number 31 with KC. That original jersey is now up for bid at Grey Flannel Auctions.  Read full story on Sports Collectors Daily hereThe man who owned the jersey, Steven White, is an independent middle east consultant who became friends with the Hall of Famer. He writes about his decision to part with a little slice of baseball history that was part of his still vibrant collection in this blog at the Huffington Post.