Annually staged at Washington’s RFK Stadium during the 1980s, the Old Timers Classic was played under an All-Star Game format by long-since retired legends. Fan support came quickly as 75-year-old Luke Appling drilled a 250-foot home run off of Warren Spahn in the inaugural 1982 event. The offered collectibles hail from several different installments of the unique D.C. exhibition. Includes:
Bats (2) 34” weapons including an Adirondack “3054” blue-ring model and a Hillerich & Bradsby “American League” block-letter model. Both have “Cracker Jack” barrel stampings that date to 1982-1985 (Eagle Sports Group took over sponsorship beginning in 1986).
Jerseys includes (2) apiece for the American League and National League. All are white knit pullover garments with appliqué identifiers across the chest (red for “AMERICAN” and blue for “NATIONAL”) and stretch ribbed cotton lining the V-neck and sleeve endings. All have “Bike” size “42” tags within the collar and a “National Old Timers Baseball Classic” logo screened to the right sleeve.
Baseballs (4) clean and creamy Rawlings spheres (grade “8-9”) with event logo stampings dating to 1982-1985.
Programs (2) stadium-issued guides including 1985 and 1987. Both are (NM) with covers and pages intact and unmarked scoring grids.
Pennant a 30”-long felt banner with “1984” event logo. (NM) with crack-free appliqué and spine intact.