"Have bat, will travel." Such was the credo of former slugger Deron Johnson, who paced the N.L. with 130 RBI in 1965 and went on to club 245 home runs for nine different suitors. This Philadelphia Phillies home jersey was worn by Johnson during the 1969 campaign. The cream-colored flannel button-down garment is a wondrous survivor with embroidered identifiers and proper "Wilson" tagging. Terrific game wear! More on our website.
The cream-colored flannel button-down garment features a red pinstripe pattern and six holes (as tailored) under each arm to facilitate ventilation. The script-style "Phillies" (with five-point stars dotting the "i's" is displayed across the chest in deep-red embroidery on white twill. Johnson's number "11" is sewn to the back in like fashion. Within the collar, "D. Johnson" is sewn to a strip tag in black cursive. On the tapered left front tail, a "Wilson" size "44" label is accompanied by a chain-stitched "1969" identifier. The jersey shows tremendous game wear with pilling throughout and perspiration-induced discoloration about the collar and underarms. The 1969 MLB Silhouette logo 100th Anniversary patch has been removed from the left sleeve.
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