SCP Auctions Presents c.1927 Willie Foster Game Worn Jersey

The Most Expensive Sports MemorabiliaAs part of SCP Auctions 2013 Fall Premier Auction,  SCP Auctions  is proud to present one of the most important Negro League artifacts to surface in the hobby in decades, a circa 1927 Willie Foster Game Worn Jersey.

Willie Foster, the greatest left-handed pitcher in Negro League history, wore this remarkable Chicago American Giants jersey in the late 1920’s, the era in which he lead a team that captured the Negro League World Series title from 1926-27. Foster, the much-younger half-brother of Negro League player, pioneer and fellow Hall of Famer, Rube Foster, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Memorabilia from the Negro Leagues was largely a casualty of the disgraceful system of baseball apartheid that conspired to keep blacks from competing against their white counterparts at the highest level. Nearly a century later, artifacts from the heyday of the Negro Leagues are mostly extinct. This magnificent game-worn jersey from one of the game’s true giants, unearthed only recently, instantly takes its place as perhaps the holy grail for collectors of the long-defunct universe of segregated black baseball.

The jersey has been authenticated and graded A8 by MEARS, and as such is the first and only Negro League jersey from a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame MEARS has authenticated to date.

Bidding opens Wednesday, Nov. 20 and concludes on Saturday, Dec. 7. For more information on how to participate, visit www.scpauctions.com or call (949) 831-3700.

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