An international flavor is inherent to the lot of apparel items worn in different sporting arenas spanning more than half a century! Includes:
Stan Lopata 1960 Milwaukee Braves Game-Worn Home Pants: A principal on the 1950 “Whiz Kids,” Stan Lopata was the first National League catcher to wear glasses and launched 116 home runs during a 13-year career in which he saw part-time status for its vast majority. These pants wear worn by Lopata during his 1960 big league swan song with the Milwaukee Braves. The cream-colored flannel leg wear features a one-button zippered fly, six belt loops and two cotton-lined back pockets. Red-on-black piping lines the outer legs, belt loops and pocket flaps. The fly’s interior is home to a “Wilson" size “38” label and a laundering instructions tag. At the back interior, (3) felt strip tags respectively feature green chain-stitched identifiers of “Lopata,” “1960” and “1960 Set 1.” All-original and unaltered, the pants show light wear with elasticity loss at the leg openings. There are four holes (as tailored) in the crotch to facilitate ventilation.
1996 Olympics Team Mexico Track and Field Ensemble: Worn by a member of Mexico’s Olympic Track & Field team at the 1996 games in Atlanta, Georgia, this ensemble includes:
Jacket: a cotton-lined red-white-and-green nylon zippered garment with two front pockets and elasticized sleeve endings and waistline. The left breast is home to an Olympic-themed patch with “MEXICO” embroidered in black, while the right breast features “adidas” embroidered in white. Within the 3”-wide collar, an “adidas” label is accompanied by a flap tag with letter and numeric codes.
Pants: green cotton-lined nylon leg wear with white stripe patterns along the outer legs and “adidas” embroidered to the upper portion of the left leg. There are two front pockets and an elasticized waistband, whose interior is home to a drawstring and an “adidas” label.
Both items show moderate wear.
2002 Cuban Super League “Orientales” Game-Worn Jersey: As an influx of widely sought after stars surfaced on the Major League scene, this Cuban Super League jersey was worn during a 2002 All-Star exhibition series between the Cubans and Mexico. The red micromesh button-down garment features “Orientales” embroidered in red-and-blue to a white twill plate across the chest. Just above, “CUBA” is embroidered in solid blue characters to a white twill plate. On the back, “37” is sewn in blue satin twill with red-and-white embroidered accents, while “GONZALEZ” is arched just above in blue embroidery on white twill. The left sleeve is home to a star-themed logo patch with Cuba and Mexico flags, as well as “Serde de las Estrellas” embroidered in yellow. White piping lines the collar and button path, while “BEISPORT” labels reside within the collar and on the left front tail. Moderate wear is evident.
Accompanying is a cap (Velcro-lined adjuster) with a Cuban flag on the front panel and "CUBA" in raised characters on the front panel/bill. Light wear
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