A powerful prospect plucked at the age of 19 in the 1957 Amateur Draft, former slugger Walt Bond went on to launch 41 home runs (including three off of Don Drysdale and two apiece off of Warren Spahn and Bob Gibson) during a six-year Major League career tragically ended when he succumbed to leukemia at 29. This Cleveland Indians home jersey was worn by Bond during his 1960 rookie campaign. The cream-colored flannel button-down garment features a blue pinstripe pattern, twill identifiers and proper “Wilson” tagging. Excellent game wear is evident on this game-worn reminder of a young star and boundless promise cut short much too soon. More on our website.
The cream-colored flannel button-down garment features a blue pinstripe pattern, “INDIANS” arched across the chest in red-on-blue twill and “12” sewn to the back and right sleeve in like fashion. The left sleeve is home to a “Chief Wahoo” logo patch. Within the collar, a felt strip tag has an embroidered “1960” identifier, while the tapered left front tail features a “Wilson” size “46” label. The all;-original gamer shows superb use with puckering and minimal color fading about the twill components, a small hole on the upper back and a faint stain on the left front. Their are six holes (as tailored) under each arm to faciliatte ventilation.
Accompanying is Bond's 1960 game-worn stirrup socks. The blue knit acessories feature red-and-white striped patterns and retain most of their elasticity.
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