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Ripper Collins Game-Worn Jersey Gray Flannel Albany Senators

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The Albany Senators were a minor league team in the Eastern League, playing in Albany, NY and were affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Legend Jimmy “Rip” Collins, is a baseball player from the early 1940’s and he was a member of the Albany Senators. He then became a member of the St. Louis Cardinals Gashouse Gang, had a career .296 average, was the 1934 Home Runs Leader and was a player/manager for the Senators from 1942 to 1946, named Minor League Player of the Year in 1944.

Presented is one of his game worn Albany Senators team flannel jerseys and uniform pants (and socks). Overall, the uniform is remarkably complete and shows tremendous wear and aging. The jersey is a zip up and in the collar of the jersey is a sewn-on fabric patch with the name “Rip Collins” in red chain stitch. Also peeking out below the strip tag is an “A.J. in red stitching. Below it is the “Spalding” label with the size, “44” next to it. This particular label dates to 1925-42 era.The front has the “Albany” logo in blue and red and showcasing the back is a blue felt jersey number “2”.  A “41” is also stitched into the back of the inside bottom. Important to note, indicative of common jersey recycling of the era, the back of the jersey does have a number change.

Also included in the collection as part of the complete uniform is the matching game pants and socks. On the pants, the matching Spalding tag is present and a Rip Collins is on the swatch tag also “41” stitched into the crotch button seam. Overall, an extremely rare and desirable uniform of Ripper Collins.

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