2017 Mid-Summer Classic
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/30/2017
For New York Yankees rookies Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin, August 13th, 2016 was a special day. The two young Bombers became the first players in Major League Baseball history to homer in their first career at-bats back to back in the second inning of an 8-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Austin and Judge are the first teammates to hit home runs in their first Major League at-bats in the same game. Since his historic debut, Aaron Judge is putting on what could be the best rookie season of any major leaguer in the history of the sport. Destined to demolish Joe DiMaggio's NY Yankee rookie home run record of 29, Judge has his sights set on far more than just the NY Yankee rookie record. He is currently on track to break the Major League rookie home run record of 49 set by Mark McGwire in 1987, a feat that many thought could never be broken. Judge is also a threat for the triple crown hitting well above .300 and sitting atop the RBI and Home Run categories.

This lot features the actual game jersey worn by Judge during his debut game that he hit his first major league home run in. At the time, the home run he hit in this game was the second furthest home run ever hit in the New Yankee Stadium traveling 457 feet to right center. The home white pinstriped Yankees jersey features the Yankees traditional NY logo sewn on to the right chest in single layer navy blue twill. On the back of the jersey is Judge's trademark #99 sewn on in the same single layer twill. The 8 on the left sleeve was in honor of the late Yogi Berra. The major league baseball logo is affixed to the back of the neck color. The jersey shows a dirt stain down the front from a slide into first base, retreating to the bag. The pattern in the dirt can be distinctly matched to images and video during the August 13th contest. Earlier this year Steiner Auctions sold Aaron Judge's first career grand slam jersey, worn during Memorial Day Weekend, that realized for $45,578.00 in auction. The bats that were used by both Judge and Austin for this historic feat are now in Cooperstown. If the Hall of Fame could have this jersey, they most certainly would, but now you have the opportunity to own it for your private collection. If comparing this jersey to his first career grand slam jersey, the value of this jersey should be at the least double if not exponentially greater.

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $160,644.05
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Sunday, July 30, 2017.
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