Mid-Summer Classic Auction 2013
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For a man who played with 10 different teams in a standout 20-year career, having a team-signed jersey would hold particular significance, especially for a team where he only played a single season. Such is the case with this remarkable Benito Santiago Cincinnati Reds game-worn road jersey from 1995. Showing good game use, the grey pinstripped jersey appears to be in essentially as-issued and problem-free condition, with Russell Athletic Size 42 tagging and the C Reds patch on the left sleeve. There is virtually no fraying of the stitching around his name or number on the back and the Cincinnati red-over-white twill lettering on the front; Santiago has signed in black Sharpie (with No. 18 inscription added) on the back adjacent to his No. 18; 34 other signatures from teammates cover much of the shirt's back, with player inscriptions added for many of them. List of signers includes: Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, Manager Davey Johnson, coaches Hal McRae and Ray Knight, Reggie Sanders, David Wells and Frank Viola, et al. Comes with an LOA from Benito Santiago. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.