Once a Tiger, always a Tiger. Such are the sentiments of former third baseman Don Wert, who was issued these keepsakes at team reunion events. Includes: (3) Tigers Home Uniforms white knit ensembles with proper twill identifiers and tagging. One of the uniforms was worn at the September 27, 1999 farewell to Tiger Stadium; (3) Multi-Signed Baseballs clean white orbs (grade “8”) with multiple signatures of Wert and his contemporaries with keys including Kaline, Lolich, Sain and Trucks. More on our website.
Old-Timers Day Ensembles (3) white knit shirt-pants couplings; each of the jerseys has the club’s olde English “D” logo sewn to the left breast in navy blue tackle twill, “8” sewn to the back and “WERT” arched just above in like fashion. Navy blue piping lines the collars and button paths. Includes:
1970s jersey is a “Speedline” size “46”; pants are “Speedline” size “38”
1990s jersey is a “Russell Athletic” size “50”; pants are “Russell Athletic” size “38”
1999 jersey is a “Russell Athletic” size “50” with a Tiger Stadium “1912-1999” patch on left sleeve; pants are “Russell Athletic” size “38” with a strip tag reading “8-38/40-32-99” (jersey has multiple stains on the front). Accompanying is a Tiger Stadium Final game lanyard with 92) ticket stubs from the historic contest.
Multi-Signed Tigers Reunion Ball a clean white OAL Brown sphere with mild toning spots and (18) signatures (average “8-9” strength) including: Sweet Spot Horton and Kaline; North Panel Lasher, Northrup, Price and Tresh; South Panel Dobson, Lolich, Hiller, Rogell and Naragon; West Panel unidentified, F. Smith (Tigers historian) and Sain; East Panel Wert, Rozema, Warden and Trucks.
Multi-Signed Tigers Reunion Ball mildly toned OAL Brown ball with (15) signatures (average “8” strength) including: Sweet Spot Horton; North Panel unidentified, Leach and unidentified; South Panel Northrup, Wockenfuss, unidentified, Grubb and unidentified; West Panel F. Smith (Tigers historian) and Lolich; East Panel Wert, Herbert, Porter and Warden.
Multi-Signed Tigers Reunion Ball clean white Official Gulf Coast League (Saffell) ball with (24) signatures (average “8” strength with ink migration affecting a few), including: Sweet Spot Kaline; North Panel Behm (trainer), unidentified, Tanana (inscribed “John 14:6”), G. Brown, Lolich and Price; South Panel Warden, Rogell, Matchick, Hiller, Grubb, Comer and Sain; West Panel Dobson, Northrup, F. Smith (Tigers historian), Tracewski, Tresh and Wert; East Panel Naragon, unidentified, Horton and Patterson.
Note: the winning bidder has the option of having the uniform items autographed (with choice of personalization/inscription, if wanted) by Wert at no extra cost.
The items contained in this lot come from the personal collection of Don Wert. We have chosen to only have third party authentication on some of the key pieces. Due to the provenance of this collection the items included in this lot do not have third party authentication.