Classic June 2005
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Though the squad's current string of 10 successive division titles makes them a postseason dynasty of sorts, the Atlanta Braves have known their share of lean years. From their relocation to Atlanta in 1966 until the 1991 season, the Braves endured losing campaigns in 17 of 25 seasons. That woeful stretch, however, was somehow flecked with two National League West titles (1969 and 1982—Atlanta was promptly swept in the NLCS on each occasion). Offered here is a Braves home jersey from 1969—the team's inaugural championship season in Georgia. This white flannel pinstriped model (the Braves' first such design since that of the 1945 Boston-based team) features "Braves" sewn across the chest in blue (cursive) tackle twill. Applied in similar fashion on the back is the number "37." Respectively gracing the left and right sleeves are a Braves mascot patch and an MLB "100TH ANNIVERSARY" patch. A "Wilson" tag upon the left front tail reads size "44" and a strip tag within the collar denotes "1969 - Extra" chain stitched in black characters. (Pitcher Bob Priddy, obtained on September 9 of that season, was the only Brave—an "Extra"—to wear number 37 in 1969.) The garment—which retains its seven original buttons—bears tiny stains upon the front and shows evidence of moderate wear. LOA from Dan Knoll & Dave Bushing/SCD Authentic.
1969 Atlanta Braves Extra Jersey
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