Hello Forum Members-
A very interesting item is currently listed on Ebay:
It is listed as a white Detroit Tigers "Experimental jersey".
The description is as follows:
1957 Detroit Tigers Jim Finigan game worn experimental jersey from the pre-knit flannel era.
Made of an experimental cotton blend, this off-white, button-down Tigers home garment boasts the club's traditional olde-English "D" sewn upon the left breast in navy-blue tackle twill. Blue piping surrounds the neck and button path and Finigan's number "5" is sewn to the back in blue tackle twill. The jersey is properly tagged, bearing a "MacGregor size 44" tag within the collar and a flop tag denoting "SET 1 1957" on the right front tail's reverse. The item reveals evidence of heavy wear, with stains throughout and age-induced toning surrounding the sewn-on characters. There are no signs of repairs or alterations of any kind.
LOA from SCD Authentic/Dave Bushing and Dan Knoll.
My question to all Forum members: How did SCD Authentic/Bushing write a letter on this? What research is available to determine that this is a Detroit Tigers Major League jersey, and for that matter, is an "Experimental" jersey? Are there photos of other Tigers in 1957 wearing the same exact style, and if so, for a game, warm-ups, spring training, or simply an ice cream social?
Dave Grob, Dave Bushing, can you provide some insight?