Jackie Robinson 70th anniversary auction to benefit JRF ending April 29
A Dodger lifer, former Major League pitcher Carl Erskine made his debut with Brooklyn in 1948 and finished his career in Los Angeles, all while compiling an impressive 122-78 record and threw two no-hitters. Erskine was an all-star in 1954 and helped lead Brooklyn to five National League pennants and its only World Series title in 1955. Erskine also holds the Major League record for strikeouts in a single World Series game with 14.
Offered is this very rare 1951 Brooklyn Dodgers home uniform set worn by Erskine during the 1951 season where he went 16-12, with a 4.46 ERA and seven complete games. This size 42 button-down off-white flannel jersey was manufactured by A.G. Spalding & Bros. of New York and features “Dodgers” across the chest in royal blue felt with a paraph. Erskine’s number “59” is sewn on in red felt on the front left below the “Dodgers”. Embroidered in blue on the bottom front left tail is “Carl Erskine 1951-2”. The back of the jersey has Erskine’s number “59” sewn on in royal blue felt and the A.G. Spalding & Bros. tag is sewn on the inside back collar. The jersey shows solid game use with stains and fading present.
Also presented in this lot is a pair of off-white flannel pants manufactured by Rawlings of St. Louis. These pants show heavy game use with large dirt stains present on both thighs and knees. The knees have an elastic band and the waist has a built-in belt buckle straps with a zipper down front. The number “10” has been handwritten in black marker on two spots on the back inner waist band.
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