When the sport needed a boost, it was Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa who provided a feel-good story in 1998. This game-worn road jersey matches the exact specifications of McGwire’s worn during the ’98 season. Of utmost importance is the hemmed tail which McGwire favored during this time period. All of the correct tags are present, which include: Rawlings “The Mark of a Pro”, “Set 1 1998”, size “52”. Wear is most notable on the identifiers. All of his identifiers “MCGWIRE – 25” are applied in two-color tackle twill on the verso. Chenille threads are woven into the underscored Cardinals team insignia on front. It must be noted that the autograph did not pass authentication.