Summer Premium Card and Memorabilia Auction Closing August 7 & 9

Lot #436: 1979 Phil Niekro Game Used Atlanta Braves #35 Road Jersey - 21 Win Season! With a Niekro Signed/Inscribed 8x10" Photo (Sports Investors) (Henderson, Beckett Pre Cert)


Presented here is a game used Atlanta Braves #35 road jersey worn by Phil Niekro during the 1979 season when the knuckleballer won 21 games and an 8 x 10-inch photograph of Niekro signed by the knuckleball-throwing Hall of Famer.

The first item in this lot is a gray pullover Atlanta Braves jersey worn by Niekro during the 1979 season that saw the Hall of Famer post a record of 21-20 with an ERA of 3.39 with 208 strikeouts during a season that also saw Niekro win a Golden Glove. The jersey features "Atlanta" in cursive blue-on-red-on-white tackle twill. The number "35" appears on the chest and back of the jersey in blue-on-white-on-red tackle twill. A gray swatch labeled "79" rests on the left front tail, indicating that the jersey was worn during the 1979 season. A Wilson size "44" manufacturer's tag rests on the inside collar. The sleeves and collar of the jersey are blue, and the sleeves have white trim. "NIEKRO" appears across the back of the jersey in blue tackle twill on a matching gray nameplate. An Atlanta Braves "Feather" logo appears on the left sleeve. The jersey displays light evidence of game use with some loose stitching and yellowing and sweat staining of the sleeve end trim. The game used Atlanta Braves jersey worn by Hall of Famer Phil Niekro during the 1979 season comes with an LOA from noted baseball game used jersey expert William Henderson for the game use.

The second item in this presented lot is an 8 x 10-inch photograph of Phil Niekro signed by the Hall of Famer and inscribed "No-Hitter 9-5-73" in reference to his no-hitter on August 5, 1973, against the San Diego Padres. Niekro is pictured at the apex of his pitch with a look of grit and determination across his visage. The signature and inscription are clear, and the photo is in good condition and comes pre-certified by Beckett Authentication for the signature.

Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,520
Minimum Bid:$1,000
Number of Bids:9