Big Poison was a Phillies hitting coach in 1965 right up until two weeks before his August 29th death at age 62. This Wilson cap from that Connie Mack Stadium era could well have been the last he ever wore. It carries the manufacturing date code of G-S-C (August 1964), the notation of "Paul Waner" in marker under the brim, and the 1999 Sotheby's Halper Auction tag. Moderate wear with scattered tiny insect holes.
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