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They called him "The Killer" and if you ever saw him mash a baseball over the fence, you'd know the moniker is well-deserved. Though just 5'11", Harmon Killebrew was stocky at 210 pounds and his powerful body, quick hands, and keen eye helped him launch 573 lifetime bombs, including being the first to hit a baseball over the left-field roof at Detroit's Tiger Stadium. He placed 5th all-time in career round-trippers at the time of his retirement. Playing in small market Minnesota, Killebrew didn't enjoy the pomp and circumstance lavished upon more glamorous names like Mantle, Mays, and Aaron, but Harmon was every bit the free-swinger as his contemporaries, blasting 40 or more homers eight times while leading the American League six times. And he didn't mind staying out of the limelight, having come from Payette, Idaho, a small town with a population of just over 4,000 at the time. The featured Minnesota Twins home jersey is fresh to the hobby and was worn by Killebrew during 1968, a season cut short when he was injured in the all-star game, as well as part of the 1969 campaign when he led the AL in home runs and RBI and won the MVP award. The front left tail carries the Wilson size 44 and "1968 Set 1" manufacturer's tags, with the Twins lettering and "3" on the reverse showing moderate signs of puckering. Inside the collar is a team-stitched "Killebrew" in cursive blue thread and the jersey shows light to moderate use with areas of mild staining from ground-in dirt. The "100th Anniversary" MLB patch confirms that the jersey was kept in service following the '68 season and into his MVP year. The jersey is all original with no restoration or alterations of any kind. A truly significant gamer of one of baseball's greatest long ball hitters! LOA from Sports Investors Authentication (Photo Match) and Mile High Card Company. ADDENDUM: Please note that the title of this lot has been changed as we received the Photo Match by Sports Investors Authentication after the catalog was printed.

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Minimum Bid: $3,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $22,568.40
Number Bids: 20
Auction closed on Friday, January 24, 2020.
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