Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blue Satin Heaven

I know I've shown a game-used jersey like this before, but how can I not highlight these glow in the dark garments whenever they show up. Above and below is a satin fabric game-used Dodger jersey from 1944 once worn by manager Leo Durocher.

As the story goes, night Baseball had come to Ebbets Field and it was thought that these reflective jerseys might help spectators see the ballplayers on the field. Instead, I imagine it just embarrassed the Boys in Blue. Considering their terrible 63-91 record that year it probably gave them bad luck. They never wore them again after the 1944 season. From the current Mile high Card Company Auction.

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