While it didn’t quite match the success of the franchise’s second location (a 13-year stop during which the club never endured a losing season), the Braves tenure in Atlanta has been headlined by the owner’s venture into cable television and a string of 14 successive division titles. These (3) items were worn by members of the Braves during their stay in the deep south. Includes:
Cecil Upshaw 1971 Game-Worn Home Pants: worn during the club’s final season before switching to knit material, the cream-colored flannel leg wear features a blue pinstripe pattern, a one-button, zippered fly, six belt loops and two cotton-lined back pockets. Within the cotton-lined waistband, a “Wilson” label has a handwritten notation of “35” and is accompanied by a swatch with chenille-stitched identifiers reading: “Upshaw 1971-19-set 1.” There are (4) holes in the crotch (as tailored) to facilitate ventilation. Heavy wear is evident with color fading throughout and elasticity loss at the leg openings.
Late-1980s Game-Worn Batting Practice Jersey: a blue mesh pullover garment with “Braves” angled across the chest in red-on-white applique (with a tomahawk logo applied just below) and “12” displayed on the back in like fashion. Within the V-neck, a “Wilson” label denotes size “42.” Light wear is evident, as the applique components remain crack-free. The player possibilities are numerous and, absent a player name, impossible to pinpoint.
1970s Game-Worn Jacket: a blue satin-lined button-down garment with “Braves” angled across the chest in white twill. Within the 3-1/4” collar, a “Wilson” label denotes size “42.” Light wear.
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