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1963 Washington Senators Game-Worn Cap - First year of "Curly W"

Lot Number 471

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While the misfortunes of the second incarnation of the Washington Senators continued on the diamond and at the turnstiles, the 1963 installment unveiled a new uniform style that introduced the curly “W.” This cap was worn by a Senators player as the club logged a franchise-worst 106 losses. The blue wool accessory features the aforementioned “W” embroidered to the front in red-and-white, with red trim lining five of the six seams. The interior sweatband is home to a “Wilson” label and size “7-1/2” tag. Moderate wear. More on our website.

All original and unaltered, the cap shows moderate wear with perspiration-induced soiling about the interior sweatband. The size (“7-1/2”) is indicated on both a sweatband stamping and on a flap tag sewn to the sweatband’s underside. The latter location also features an “FWC” stamping, which was Wilson’s code for caps issued in April of 1963. While the lack of name or numeric identifiers makes it impossible to attribute the cap to a specific player, it is definitely a professional model cap whose tagging/stampings are consistent with those found on 1963 gamers.

Huggins and Scott is allowing the winning bidder 45 days from the date when payment is received to have the item independently authenticated. Payment must, however, be made within two weeks from the end of the auction. Huggins and Scott is not responsible for any authentication fees or shipping charges incurred by the winning bidder but H&S will refund the hammer price and buyer's premium if the item does not pass authentication with a reputable third party company.

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