These pants haven't reached the auction block since they were last sold by Grey Flannel Auctions way back in 2001 for just shy of $800 (receipt included). Naturally, all game-used gear has skyrocketed in value over the past two decades, and we can see why this pair was such a hot commodity even then. Heavy use includes a substantial 7x4 right-knee repair patch; an elaborate 6x7 stitched repair at the upper right thigh; smaller repairs at the left knee and both back pockets; and wear to the trim and right waistline. There even appears to be some blood spots on the interior lining of the right back pocket. "B Thomson 54" is chain-stitched on a felt label in the waistband, next to the cleaning instructions. Adjacent to the interior front button is a Wilson size 34 tag. This was Thomson's transition year in Milwaukee after 8 seasons with the Giants, and he unfortunately broke his ankle in spring training—which gave more early playing time to a rookie teammate by the name of Hank Aaron.
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.