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1940s Chicago Cubs Game-Worn Jacket

Lot Number 469

Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/26/2012 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 200.00  Bid Ends: 04/05/2012 23:30:00 
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Description

Tried and true in braving the Wrigley Field elements and perennial disappointment, this 1940s Chicago Cubs jacket was worn by one of that beloved franchise’s war era players. The navy-blue thick wool button-down garment features a vintage “Cubs” logo embroidered to the canvas-like plate in red with a blue outline. Red-white-and-blue striped stretch ribbed cotton lines the collar, waistline and sleeve endings, while thin red panels line the (2) front pocket openings. The remains of a hanger reside within the collar and the right side interior is home to a “Butwin” manufacturer’s label. While the Cubs logo dates to 1941-1956, the “Butwin” label pre-dates the Minnesota-based tailor’s “Champion of Jackets” labels found on early-1950s examples, thus dating this North Side relic to the 1940s. With all (7) original plastic buttons intact, the jacket shows outstanding wear with minimal fraying about the sleeve endings. This is an absolutely incredible Cubbies relic.

 
 
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