MEARS Auction #120, Ends Saturday, October 6th, 2018, 10:00 PM CST W/30-Minute Rule In Effect
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1938 National League Champions Newt Kimball Chicago Cubs Game Worn 2-Year Style Home Uniform (MEARS A8.5)

MEARS Is proud to offer a very historic piece of Chicago Cubs uniform history. This lot will feature Newt Kimball’s 1938 National League Championship season uniform (jersey and pants). 1938 found the Cubs winning the National League pennant with an 89-63 record under dual managers Charlie Grimm and Gabby Harnett. Besides being worn during a Pennant winning season, the shirt is significant to jersey collectors as it is a rare two year style. Prior to 1938, the shirts were absent of the sleeve and shoulder striping. The improved design for the 1938 season was also carried over the next year before being dropped in 1940, making this a very rare 2 year style.

Newt appeared in 2 games during his rookie campaign with the Cubs in 1937. For this season, 1938, Kimball is on record as appearing in one game with one lone strikeout. The team thought enough of his potential as a new uniform was issued to him for the 1938 season.

Spalding manufacturer's label sewn in collar along with size 44 flag tag and red stitching reading "Kimball". "38" also sewn to tail designating the year of issue. Cubs logo and uniform number sewn to jersey in heavy felt. 1839-1939 Baseball Centennial patch sewn to left sleeve indicating uniform issued during spring training of 1939. Kimball or another player vying for a spot on the roster would have been issued this shirt to wear.

To further accent Newt’s brief but documented time with the Cubs, Kimball signed the collar of the jersey in blue marker.

To complete the ensemble, matching pants are included. They feature a Spalding manufacturer's label sewn in the waistband with size 38 flag tag and a felt swatch with "Kendall" stitched in red thread. "38" is also stitched in red thread on the inside of the panel behind the zipper.

MEARS has graded this shirt a MEARS A8.5. Minus 1.5 for soiling to the front and reverse. (19U0574)

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1938 National League Champions Newt Kimball Chicago Cubs Game Worn 2-Year Style Home Uniform (MEARS A8.5)1938 National League Champions Newt Kimball Chicago Cubs Game Worn 2-Year Style Home Uniform (MEARS A8.5)1938 National League Champions Newt Kimball Chicago Cubs Game Worn 2-Year Style Home Uniform (MEARS A8.5)1938 National League Champions Newt Kimball Chicago Cubs Game Worn 2-Year Style Home Uniform (MEARS A8.5)
1938 National League Champions Newt Kimball Chicago Cubs Game Worn 2-Year Style Home Uniform (MEARS A8.5)1938 National League Champions Newt Kimball Chicago Cubs Game Worn 2-Year Style Home Uniform (MEARS A8.5)1938 National League Champions Newt Kimball Chicago Cubs Game Worn 2-Year Style Home Uniform (MEARS A8.5)1938 National League Champions Newt Kimball Chicago Cubs Game Worn 2-Year Style Home Uniform (MEARS A8.5)
1938 National League Champions Newt Kimball Chicago Cubs Game Worn 2-Year Style Home Uniform (MEARS A8.5)1938 National League Champions Newt Kimball Chicago Cubs Game Worn 2-Year Style Home Uniform (MEARS A8.5)
1938 National League Champions Newt Kimball Chicago Cubs Game Worn 2-Year Style Home Uniform (MEARS A8.5)
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Minimum Bid: $750
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,657
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

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