1933 National League All-Star Game-Worn Dick Bartell Uniform 
Lot Number 355
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Presented is an incredible uniform (shirt, pants and belt) worn by the Philadelphia Phillies Dick Bartell as the starting shortstop on the National League squad in the inaugural 1933 All-Star Game in Chicago. These specially made uniforms were commissioned by NL President Heydler for the Midsummer Classic, and each player was informed that his own special uniform would be waiting in Chicago. The jersey features National arched on the front with League lying just below in blue lettering. An extremely fancy ”#1” adorns the back of this garment. The name ”R. Bartell” is chain-stitched in both the shirt and pants, and the blue belt features a Spalding manufacturer's tag. Each of the three pieces has been signed by Bartell, making this the only known autographed 1933 All-Star Game uniform and one of the most historically significant uniforms from baseball's first 100 years. Each player was allowed to keep his uniform, though the majority have been lost to time and circumstance. With only a half-dozen known surviving examples, this uniform is unmatched in completeness and condition. Bartell stored his treasure under ideal conditions, keeping the flannel body and navy blue adornments in near pristine condition. The uniform remains in original and unaltered condition, just as it was on that celebrated July afternoon in 1933. The three pieces have all the proper tags and markings consistent with known examples from the period. The uniform is accompanied with a letter from Darrell O'Mary, the person who received the uniform from Bartell. 
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