Considered in the MVP balloting no fewer than 10 times, former slugger Al Oliver was among the game’s most unsung stars throughout an 18-year career that produced 2,743 hits and a .303 batting average. This Pittsburgh Pirates alternate jersey was worn by Oliver during the 1977 season. The black knit pullover garment features twill identifiers and proper “Descente” tagging. All-original and unaltered, the jersey shows light wear. Full photo LOA from Dave Miedema. More on our website.
The black knit pullover garment features “PIRATES” arched across the chest in yellow twill, with “16” sewn to the back and left front in like fashion. Black-and-yellow striped stretch ribbed knit lines the V-neck, while black-white-and-yellow striped stretch ribbed knit lines the sleeve endings. On the tapered left front tail, a “Descente” label is accompanied by a fabric content tag, a “SET II 1977” flap tag, and embroidered identifiers reading “16 40 77.” 1977 Marked the first year that Pirate uniforms were tailored in Japan, and also the final year in which players names were not displayed on the back.