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Russ Snyder 1960 Kansas City Athletics Game-Used Road Jersey - Phil Wood LOA

Lot Number 1115

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On the heels of batting .313 and finishing third in A.L. Rookie of the Year voting, Russ Snyder donned this A's size-42 road jersey the next season. It showcases a "Snyder" name tag inside the collar; the classic elephant sleeve patch; and a "Rawlings 'Hall of Fame' Flannel" tag on the front tail above a chain-stitched "60." Further provenance comes from the "SET I 1960" tag inside the tail. Fine preservation overall with one replacement button.

 

According to the LOA from authenticator Phil Wood, "The Kansas City A's wore this style of uniform from their arrival in Missouri in 1955 through the end of the 1960 season. The home version of this uniform is pretty easy to find. The road version is a different story. After collecting jerseys for nearly 50 years, I've seen probably 20 home shirts for every road shirt. Why is that? No idea. I was well acquainted with former KC Athletics executive, the late Hank Peters (1924-2015), after he moved to Baltimore as GM in 1976, and he had no explanation. Is there a trunkful of them somewhere? Impossible to say. I can say this: this example from 1960, all original and game worn by a player who had a long career, may be the best example, condition-wise, I've ever seen. It's authentic, all right, and is likely on many collectors wantlists." Snyder ultimately hit his stride in Baltimore and helped the '66 Orioles reach the World Series.



 
 
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