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1961 Willie Mays Uniform Walks into Antiques Roadshow

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For sports memorabilia collectors, there’s a lot of waiting between segments that feature the kind of stuff we love, but Monday night, viewers were in for a treat.

Willie Mays jersey 1961The episode, taped in Atlanta awhile ago, featured a man and a flannel road uniform in remarkably clean condition that was issued to Willie Mays.

The man told the Roadshow hosts that it had belonged to his late uncle and his aunt is the one who turned it over to him.  He says he didn’t know a lot about it or what it was worth so he brought it in to find out.

It’s not the first remarkable Mays jersey to show up on the popular PBS TV show. A Minneapolis Millers jersey dating from 1951 was identified as a Mays gamer on an episode back in 2004 and sold most recently in Robert Edward Auctions’ 2011 catalog sale for over $44,000.

Watch the video from the Roadshow to see the estimate placed on the ’61 uniform:

Watch Appraisal: 1961 Willie Mays Away Jersey & Pants on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.

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