The horrible MLB strike that started in 1994, came to an end in 1995, and the ballplayers went back to work. One guy who always wanted to work was Curt Schilling. A true workhorse by any measure, Schilling was always ready to take the mound and pitch deep into games. There was the bloody sock World Series game, his 83 career complete games, his 9 seasons with 200+ inning pitched, and his 7 seasons with 30+ starts. The bigger the game, the more Schilling wanted the ball. Most remarkably, there were games where he was throwing harder in the 8th and 9th innings, than in the 1st or 2nd inning.
From the strike-shortened season, this gray Philadelphia Phillies road jersey shows light signs of authentic use/wear. In addition to missing games due to the strike, Schilling was also shut down in the second half of the season due to injury, limiting him to just 17 starts that year, and only some of them on the road, so the light wear makes perfect sense. The front of the jersey bears the Phillies team lettering, and a Russell Athletic size "48" label on the right front tail, along with a "2" Extra Body Length" tag. Schilling's name and number "38" are on the back, and the righthanded ace has signed on the number "8" patch with ("9") potency. Schilling has included the inscription "#38", and his number is repeated on the left sleeve. Completing the design elements is a Veterans Stadium "Silver Season" 25th Anniversary patch on the right sleeve. Phil Wood LOA for the game use, auction LOA from JSA for the autograph.