The offered game-used artifacts were worn/signed by Ken Griffey, Sr. while he played a vital role in the “Big Red Machine”’s conquest of baseball. Includes: Jersey a 1974-1975 Cincinnati Reds home knit pullover with proper twill identifiers and “Rawlings” tagging. Above the NOB, Griffey’s blue marker signature shows (“8”) strength. Moderate wear; Batting Helmet a red plastic shell with a right earflap, interior foam padding and an ABC size “7-1/4” decal. Full photo LOA from Dave Miedema (for jersey). Auction LOA from JSA (for autograph).
1974-1975 Ken Griffey, Sr. Signed Game-Worn Cincinnati Reds Jersey a cream-colored knit pullover garment with the “C REDS” logo embroidered in white to a red twill plate. In solid red twill, “30” is sewn to the back and right front in block-style numerals and “GRIFFEY” is arched atop the back number in like fashion. Red-and-white striped stretch ribbed cotton lines the V-neck while like-colored stretch knit comprises the sleeve endings. Griffey’s blue marker signature (“8” strength) resides on the upper right portion of the back. Within the front tail, a “Rawlings” label denotes size “42.” The jersey shows moderate wear with color bleeding from sweat/laundering. The lack of a year/set # flap tag is common to 1974 and 1975 Rawlings gamers.
Ken Griffey, Sr. Game-Worn Cincinnati Reds Batting Helmet a red plastic shell with a right ear flap and “C” logo decal adhered to the front center. The outer base is home to a partially worn “ABC” manufacturer’s logo. Within the crown, foam rubber padding cells line the ear flap, circumference, top and back. On the back pad, a vintage black marker notation reads “30” while “Griffey” is inscribed within the plastic crown. Near the front of the crown’s interior, an “American Baseball Cap” decal denotes size “7-1/4.” Heavy use is evident with perspiration-induced discoloration about the padding and scuff marks about the shells exterior.