Scarce 1948 Ernie White Game-Used Boston Braves SILK Jersey 
Lot Number 279
 
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Description

It has been brought to our attention that the sleeve patch on this jersey is not from the time period of the Braves using the Satin jersey. The patch on the sleeve is actually a patch used by the Braves post-1957. It is still an authentic satin jersey from the 1948 period, but the patch is not from that time.
The year was 1948 and the Boston Braves, under third year coach Billy Southworth and third-year owner Lou Perini began to turn the team around after twenty-plus years of futility. Presented is an amazing, seldom seen game-used jersey from the Braves 1948 campaign, the first time they won the pennant and headed to the World Series in over 30 years. Attempting innovation, the Braves inexplicably used silk jerseys for approximately two weeks during the 1948 campaign before realizing the cumulative affects of rain, sun and dirt on the delicate fabric as well as the poor elasticity of silk made the jerseys too impractical and expensive to continue to produce. Offered is just that, the lavish silk Braves jersey worn by Braves pitcher Ernie White (Braves 1946-48) during the sole year these beauties were used. The jersey features a size 42 and Horace Partridge makers tag, as well as White’s surname embroidered beneath it. The stitched logo on the left shoulder is impeccable, while the team logo and back numbering display only the slightest touch of fading. Collar-wear and areas of typical browning are spotted by light to moderate game-usage. Worn for just ten games in one season, this jersey is likely one of only a few dozen ever produced. An ideal cornerstone to any Boston or Braves collection, this incredible artifact will turn heads and inspire conversations for generations to come. 
 
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