He began his career with his locker next to Stan Musial’s. After six season as the Orioles’ multi-position star and resident “flake,” he was a key component in a trade that eventually landed Frank Robinson in Baltimore. Jackie Brandt was a fan favorite and wore this Orioles road jersey in 1962. The gray flannel gamer features felt identifiers, proper “Spalding” tagging and shows excellent game use. Accompanying is an LOA from Baltimore/Washington memorabilia expert Phil Wood. More on our website.
The gray flannel zippered garment features “Baltimore” angled across the chest in orange-on-black felt with a lengthy paraph accenting the script-style city name. In orange-on-black felt block-style numerals, “25” is sewn to the left front, while “85” is sewn to the back in solid black felt. This indicates that the jersey was re-issued during a subsequent spring training or minor league season. Within the collar, a gray felt swatch has an embroidered legend reading “62 25 42.” The vented and tapered left front tail is home to a “Spalding” label, while the tail’s interior features a laundering instructions tag and a “SET 1 1962” flap tag. There are four holes (as tailored) under each arm to facilitate ventilation. On the left sleeve, the “laughing Bird” patch is missing, though the orange felt outline remains. Heavy wear is evident with perspiration-induced stains along the collar and minimal fabric pilling.