1993 Los Angeles Dodgers – Mike Piazza Game-Worn Rookie Jersey (feat. Memorial Patches)

Offered in auction on October 8th 2015 at BidAMI  Memorabilia.Expert is Piazza’s Gamer Worn Knit.

COA 100% Authentic Team/Bob Case

Mike Piazza reached the Bigs in 1992 and played in 21 games after his September call-up. 1993 was actually his official rookie season, and he stormed the baseball world hitting 36 homers, knocking in 112 runs while recording a lusty .336 average. The Rookie of the Year honor was bestowed and he promised to become the top-hitting catcher of all time.

This Dodgers home knit was worn by Piazza during that 1993 season and the jersey’s team-instituted number change makes it all the sweeter and more historic. Tim Wallach was acquired by the Dodgers in the off-season and took #25 while waiting to change with Lenny Harris who had #29. Meanwhile, Roger McDowell had worn #31 during the ’91 and ’92 seasons for the Dodgers. Piazza had been issued #25 during the September 1992 call-up, and was scheduled to wear it in ’93. McDowell, however, surrendered #31 to Piazza for the ’93 season thus explaining the number switch from #25 to #31, the uniform number by which he is now so familiarly identified.

piazza game worn jerseyOverall, the jersey shows moderate use. The interior tail has the red Rawlings tag with the [size] 48 and the SET 1 1993 flap tag.

Two memorial patches can be found on the sleeves the one on the right represents Roy Campanella and Don Drysdale. The left sleeve has a “52” representing a former pitcher Tim Crews.  COA 100% Authentic Team/Bob Case