SCP Auctions is offering two game-worn uniforms from the final season campaigns of two New York Yankees legends – Joe DiMaggio (1951) and Thurman Munson (1979) – as part of its 2015 Fall Premier online auction. The uniforms originate from the estate collections of both players and include documentation from the DiMaggio and Munson families, respectively.
Bidding for the complete 1951 DiMaggio uniform is approaching $200,000 as the final week of bidding approaches. The uniform originates from DiMaggio’s personal collection of career mementos and is one of only two DiMaggio uniforms in the world with direct player provenance. The high bid as of early Friday morning was $194,873. With the 20% buyer’s premium, the actual current price is over $233,000.
The bittersweet Munson uniform from the ’79 season, meanwhile, was worn by the former Yankee team captain just days before he perished in his untimely plane crash at the Akron-Canton Airport in Ohio on August 2, 1979. He was just 32 years old.
The white knit pinstripe home jersey and pants are totally original and unaltered. The jersey displays moderate wear, while the wear is much lighter with the pants. Originating from Munson’s estate, the uniform comes with a signed LOA from Munson’s widow, Diana Munson. Bidding, with the buyer’s premium is over $50,000.
Both vintage uniforms have received grades of “A10” from MEARS, a third-party authentication firm. The two uniforms are expected to sell for more than $500,000 combined.
The auction continues through December 5 at www.scpauctions.com.