FALL 2012 Auction
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Holding an Atlanta Braves Henry Aaron game-worn cap from the 1970's in your hands calls up enough images to fill a newsreel, most notably the triumphant moment when he holds the historic Home Run No. 715 ball aloft to the delight of a throng of fans. Such is the power of uniform and equipment to excite and propel us back in time; this wonderful
Size 7 1/4 Pro KM Cap with a No. 44 printed in black marker underneath the brim fits that bill nicely. The cap shows good game use and the kind of yellowing that you typically find in the white sections of caps from that era, but there are no discernible wear or staining problems on the cap or brim and not a whisper of fraying of the delicate embroidery around the "A." Simply a marvelous bit of important memorabilia from the key period that the putative all-time home run king was dominating headlines from the first page of the newspaper to the last, the kind of material that you would expect to find in a museum rather than the auction block.