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Wilbur Wood 1973 Chicago White Sox Game-Worn Cap

Lot Number 401

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A rotund, yet tireless knuckleballer who once started both ends of a twinbill, Wilbur Wood was the ace of a ChiSox staff who won (and lost) 20 games in multiple seasons. This cap was worn by Wood during the 1973 season. Worn during the era of an experimental Astroturf infield at Comiskey Park, this red wool accessory features “Sox” angled on the front center in embroidered white characters. A white button secures the six-point crown suspension, while the interior is home to a leather sweatband whose exterior features a “Wilson” label and underside is home to size “7-1/4” and “FUC” stampings (dating the cap specifically to 1973). On the bill’s underside, Wood’s number “28” is inscribed in black marker. Moderate wear is evident with dirt stains about the bill’s underside. A South Side favorite, this style was worn from 1971 through 1975, as eccentric owner Bill Veeck introduced wide collars, shorts and a blue-and-white color scheme in 1976. The cap hails from the collection of a longtime Baltimore Orioles clubhouse assistant and comes with a full photo LOA from Phil Wood.    

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