Known as Steve Carlton’s personal caddy, er catcher during two stints with the Philadelphia Phillies, Tim McCarver employed this pair of game used items. From his earlier Phils period comes a Wilson size “44” jersey in appealing condition with ample signs of use including apparent blood stains on an embroidered McCarver name tag located inside the collar. Stitched on the lower left jersey front is “44-1971 Set 1”. From his later Phils period is a c.1977-1979 game used autographed ("7") bat (PSA/DNA GU 9). More on our website.
The bat is accompanied by a series of letters with: a two-page full photo LOA from PSA/DNA authenticating it as game used by McCarver with a grade of (PSA/DNA GU 9); an auction LOA from JSA for the signature; and a two-page Grey Flannel full photo LOA for the autograph with a grade of “7”. The PSA/DNA letter cites in part “evidence of heavy use with a (light) handle crack, slight checking from repeated ball contact…many ball and stitch marks…cleat marks on the barrel back…red bat rack streaks…a heavy coat of pine tar on the upper handle…McCarver’s number “11” is written on the knob in black marker”. The comments line states “We must note that an old signature has been removed from the left barrel”. The letter also provides vital statistics as follows: “Manuf. H&B, Model Number: C271, Length: 34.25in., Weight: 30.4oz., Labeling Period: 1977-79, Wood: Ash, Finish: Flame Burned”.
McCarver wore uniform number “6” during his first 1970-1972 Phillies stint and uniform number “11” during his second 1975-1980 Phillies stint. The offered jersey bears moderately worn number “6” patches on both the front and back and a Phillies “P” patch on the front consistent with the early 1970s period. Generally this jersey presents handsomely with light to moderate authentic use.
The following caveat applies to the jersey.
Huggins and Scott is allowing the winning bidder 45 days from the date when payment is received to have the item independently authenticated. Payment must, however, be made within two weeks from the end of the auction. Huggins and Scott is not responsible for any authentication fees or shipping charges incurred by the winning bidder but H&S will refund the hammer price and buyer's premium if the item does not pass authentication with a reputable third party company.