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06-27-2007, 12:57 PM
Posted By: <b>Jason L</b><p>Hello all,<br />I thought I might stumble in here and ask a question of the resident jersey/uniform experts.<br /><br />1) How might I get in touch with folks specializing in vintage jerseys (from the 1930s-1940s time frame)? Any referrals/recommendations are welcome.<br /><br />2) Alternatively, if these items just aren't out there...anyone have any recommendations about companies that re-create such vintage MLB jerseys (replicas)?<br />If I can't find any, I would like to get one made!<br /><br /><br />Target:<br />Jerseys of Lee Handley (Cin 1936, Pit 1937-1944) and Gene Handley (Phi 1947/48)<br /><br />Thanks in advance everyone,<br />Jason L

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06-27-2007, 01:37 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Jason, finding one of those jerseys may be the same as winning the lottery, but it's always worth a shot. You will find all the experts over on the gameused board. Try asking your question over there.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.gameuseduniverse.com/vb_forum/forumdisplay.php?f=2" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://www.gameuseduniverse.com/vb_forum/forumdisplay.php?f=2</a>

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06-27-2007, 01:44 PM
Posted By: <b>Jason L</b><p>I will check that out <br />Can you believe that right after I first learned of Mastro's existence (several years ago), I browsed thru their most recently closed auction (at that time) and darned if there it was right there!!!<br /><br />They had auctioned off a game used PCL UNIFORM of Gene Handley for like $1,200!!!<br /><br />I just couldn't believe my bad luck to have missed that!<br /><br />so the search continues....<br /><br />I will likely settle for having replicas made, if I can find someone to do it<br /><br />thanks again,<br />Jason

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06-27-2007, 02:06 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Hey that's good news to know that one actually is out there. I would bet that the person who bought it at least lurks on the gameused forum.

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06-27-2007, 02:09 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>There is a company out there that sells replicas. I have a mid thirties A's Jersey. It might be a Foxx replica, I can't recall. It is about as authentic as it could be. Very heavy and made of wool. It gets so hot, that I can't wear it very often. I feel for the players who had to wear them back in the day.. I can't locate it right now. But after I find it, I will tell you who made it. I know it was pricey when I bought it. I have showed it to a few SABR members and other so called experts, and they think it's legit, until they see the tag. I will find it, and post the name of the company.

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06-27-2007, 02:12 PM
Posted By: <b>Jason L</b><p>I eagerly await your info...<br />must be impressive to be fooling folks like that!<br /><br />yeah, Dan, I guess there must be one or 2 out there...and they probably reside in colelctions of PCL enthusiasts or else other "sects" of the extended family who I have never met!<br />

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06-27-2007, 02:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>One drawback is that PCL collectors are like pitbulls - once they have something in their grip it probably ain't ever going to come loose. Rarely do I see an interesting PCL item come up for sale twice.

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06-27-2007, 02:23 PM
Posted By: <b>Jason L</b><p>i think that is what makes the 49 Bowman PCL issue doubly tough to acquire...not to mention the fact that folks estimate only 2000 cards to exist for the 36-card set!<br /><br />The rabid PCL fan base out West has made my quest for family-related material very difficult.... but oddly, a little easier to learn about the men, because there is more information out there...there's just no one willing to part with the actual "STUFF!"<br /><br /><img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14><br />

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06-27-2007, 04:32 PM
Posted By: <b>boxingbaseballgolf33</b><p>There are many Jersey uniforms out in the market - you should not have to go with replica dealers to find any. Search the internet and auctions - even local auctions (maybe to best place to find old stuff). I live in New England and its just a matter of being there at the right time, but you can find D&M, Spalding and other popular labels Jerseys are a bit more difficult then other items so keep on looking <br /><br />Jimmy<br />