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New York Mets rookie outfielder Rod Gaspar wore this gray road jersey during the 1969 World Series. Gaspar was a consistent performer on the Amazin’ Mets, appearing in 118 regular season games to provide a steady bat from the bench. Additionally, Gaspar was one of the best defensive outfielders in baseball, leading MLB with six outfield double plays despite playing in only 91 games in the field.  Gaspar’s most prominent moment in the 1969 Fall Classic came in Game 4, when he scored the winning run as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the tenth inning of the Mets 2-1 victory. This win put the Mets up 3-1, effectively sealing their first ever World Series title. Gaspar played one more season for the Mets before a trade sent him to San Diego for the final two seasons of his career.  

This gray flannel road jersey has “NEW YORK” sewn across the chest in blue flannel and orange tackle twill. Gaspar’s number “17” was changed to “40” for re-issue during spring training the following season, and that “40” is sewn on the chest and back in blue and orange tackle twill. The chest of the jersey is accented with blue piping, and a Wilson size “40” tag is sewn on the front left tail of the jersey. A circular Mets skyline logo patch is sewn on the left sleeve, and the MLB 100th anniversary patch has been removed from the right sleeve due to the jersey’s reuse. A “17-40-69 Set 1” swatch is sewn on the back inside collar. This jersey, which shows moderate use, comes with a LOA from Mears and a LOA from noted game used jersey expert Dave Miedema.

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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,841.25
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Sunday, June 24, 2018.
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