Steve Carlton's 1968 St. Louis Cardinals Home Jersey - Finest Known 
Lot Number 279
 
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Steven Norman “Lefty” Carlton is, without question, one of the game's greatest left-handed pitchers. His career statistics are astounding: 329 wins, 709 games started, 55 shutouts, 3.22 ERA and 4136 strikeouts in 5217.3 innings. Carlton's dedication to good health and his uncommon endurance landed the great southpaw in the Hall of Fame in 1994. In 1968, Lefty's second full season in the majors, he posted a 13-11 record and made his first All-Star appearance for the eventual World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. The offered Cardinals home flannel was worn by Carlton during the 1968 season and is in superb condition. The front is lettered ”Cardinals” across the chest with the bright red and yellow Cardinal logo, and Carlton’s ”32” appears on both the left breast and reverse. ”Carlton” is lettered across the shoulders on the back directly above his number. All letters and numbers are Cardinal red against black trim. A simple ”Rawlings Size 44” tag is stitched onto the front tail. Directly beneath the Rawlings tag in red stitching is ”Carlton '68” and beneath that is the wash tag and set tag reading Set 1, 1968.” There is mild evidence of game usage with no repairs. This spectacular jersey comes with a letter from a previous auction house signed by Carlton himself attesting to the jersey's authenticity. The letter states, ”This will certify that the 1968 St. Louis Cardinals jersey ... was worn by me during the 1968 season.” This is arguably the finest Steve Carlton jersey ever offered. 
 
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