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President George H. W. Bush Worn White Sox Jacket – COA 100% Authentic Team
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Traditionally, Washington has a history with baseball. The tradition goes back more than 100 years, with presidents and at least two vice presidents attempting to heave a first pitch across the plate (or at least within its general vicinity). George H.W. Bush had the opportunity to do both as Vice President and President of the U.S.A.
Presented is a custom baseball jacket that was worn by George H.W. Bush. More than likely, it was first pitch attire as the Bush family has had a heavy tradition and love for baseball. The blue White Sox jacket is dated by the Sand Knit tagging is from the early-to-late 1980’s from the time he was Vice President. It features two tags including the Sand Knit [size] 44 and White Sox exclusivity. The jacket is blue winter quilted style and features the prominent White Sox logo on the front. The back has “BUSH” designated on the back on white sewn-on lettering. It shows wear throughout with some soiling (on collar/back bottom).
The provenance of this piece is top notch. There was a small party at the Bush’s New England residence (Bush Compound in Walker’s Point) and several of the women wanted to go out for a boat ride along with Mrs. Barbara Bush. It was a chilly evening, so Mrs. Bush lent one of the ladies George’s White Sox jacket. After the ladies docked, one woman left the jacket in the boat. So after securing the boat, the coat was obtained from a member of the Bush’s staff who kept it after she told him to keep it. As a bonus and added validation of ownership, there are two matchbooks from Airforce Two in the pocket.
Authentication: 100% Authentic Team