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      After he single-handedly pitched the New York Mets to their improbable World Championship in 1969, Tom Seaver became the team's first superstar and the very face of the young franchise. From 1970 until his heart-breaking trade in 1977, Seaver led the National League in strikeouts five times and ERA three. Mets fans knew that with Tom Terrific on the mound the odds were they were going to win that day. With five seasons of 20 or more wins and three Cy Young Awards, Seaver and his number "41" embodied New York Mets pride. When he finally hung up his spikes in 1986, Seaver had won 311 games. To this day his number "41" is the only one retired by the Mets and his 98.84 percentage of votes on the Hall of Fame balloting was the highest ever until Ken Griffey, Jr's election in 2016. Simply said, there has been no other Mets players as talented or as well-liked as Tom Seaver.

      The ace donned this spectacular Mets home pin stripe jersey during the summer of 1974, a season that would see him hurling five shutouts and striking out more than 200 batters for the seventh consecutive season. Seaver's Rawlings home white pin stripe jersey has the famous "Mets" script across the chest in blue and orange tackle twill. Below, on the left is Seaver's immortal number "41" in the same orange and blue tackle twill. The lower right front tail has the Rawlings size "46" label and the collar has a white strip tag with ""45 74 41" in blue chain stitching. The left sleeve features the timeless Mets New York skyline patch in blue, orange and white embroidery. The back of the jersey has Seaver's number "41" in 7 1/4" tall orange and blue tackle twill numbers. The jersey shows moderate game use with slight stains throughout as would be expected on a starting pitcher's game worn jersey. A stray blue ink mark is found below and to the right of his "41" on the front of the jersey along with some pine tar stains on the lower parts of the front. The collar area exhibits light perspiration staining and the back has some light staining between the "4" and "1". A small snag can be seen in on the lower rear tail but there is no tearing of the jersey. The stitching remains tight on both the letters and numbers and the sleeve patch. The jersey has taken on a pleasing, warm coloration with age and the tackle twill colors show a very small amount of fading. Please refer to the high resolution photos on our website for reference. Best of all, the Mets greatest ace has signed the front right side of the jersey's front in vibrant blue marker, adding "Best Wishes" and "12-4-82". The signature and inscription comes with a full LOA from PSA/DNA (AA06133). A real beautiful Mets jersey from the franchise's greatest and most beloved star. The jersey experts at MEARS agree and have given this piece its highest grade of A10.

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $6,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $26,950.00
Estimate: $20,000+
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Sunday, August 14, 2016.
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