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Ray Scarborough 1951-1952 Boston Red Sox Game-Worn Home Uniform

Lot Number 149

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A mound stalwart for cellar-dwelling clubs in the nation's capital, right-hander Ray Scarborough brought his pitching prowess to Fenway Park in the early 1950s as the BoSox tried (in vain) to derail the mighty Yankees. The offered Red Sox home uniform was worn by the Wake Forest product during his 1951-1952 tenure with the Carmines. This aesthetically appealing post-war ensemble is tailored from heavy flannel whose weight had to be nothing short of unbearable on those August afternoons. Includes: Jersey a cream-colored button-down garment with "RED SOX" arched across the chest in red-on-blue felt characters and "18" sewn to the back in like fashion. Red piping accents the collar, sleeve endings and button path, and the collar's interior is home to a "Wilson" label and partially detached size "44" tag. There are six holes (as tailored) under each sleeve to facilitate ventilation; Pants cream-colored leg wear with a four-button fly, six belt loops (original belt accompanies) and two cotton-lined back pockets. Red trim lines the outer legs and a size "34" tag resides within the button path. The items exhibit moderate wear with dirt/perspiration stains, minimal fabric pilling and evidence of a number change. Additionally, there is a small tear on the jersey's left sleeve, where the 1951 "American League 50th Anniversary" patch has been removed. The original pearl-colored buttons remain. By most accounts, there was a lack of consistency/completeness in Red Sox gamers of the era. The lot comes with a full photo LOA from Dave Miedema, and provenance accompanies in the form a receipt from the original seller, who hails from a town near Scarborough's North Carolina home.

 
 
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