Hired as the club's fourth skipper in three seasons, Frank Lucchesi got his young troops out of the gate at 3-0 in 1970, but proceeded to drop seven straight and never recovered. This Phillies road jersey was worn by Lucchesi in his inaugural campaign at the helm. In the style's penultimate season before switching to tight-fitting knits, this gorgeous flannel button-down garment features embroidered identifiers (as has long been the Philly tradition) and proper "Wilson" tagging. Outstanding game wear is evident! More on our website.
The light-blue flannel button-down garment features the club's script-style "P" logo embroidered in deep-red to a white twill plate on the left breast and "1" sewn to the back in like fashion. Maroon trim lines the shoulders and sides. Within the collar, "Lucchesi" is stitched to a strip tag in blue cursive. On the tapered left front tail, a "Wilson" size "42" label is accompanied by chain-stitched identifiers reading: "1970 Set 2." There are six holes (as tailored) under each arm to facilitate ventilation. All original and unaltered, the jersey shows phenomenal wear with perspiration-induced soiling about the collar, two missing (lower) buttons and minor separation along the shoulder seams.
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