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1995 Mariano Rivera Signed Game Worn Columbus Clippers Jersey. In May of 1995 the New York Yankees changed Major League Baseball forever debuting a 25-year-old Panamanian relief pitcher named Mariano Rivera from their Columbus Clippers farm-team. Rivera’s would go on to devastate opponents until 2013 leaving no question about his Hall of Fame candidacy. With his Cooperstown enshrinement seemingly an inevitable conclusion to his storied career, presented is a unique vestige of a time before his first ever pitch for the New York Yankees.

Rivera has the career record for most saves (652) in the history of baseball. He is a 13-time All-Star (1997, 1999-2002, 2004-2006, 2008-2011, 2013), a 5-time World Series Champion (1996, 1998-200, 2009), and the 1999 World Series MVP. Rivera is often referred to as the greatest closer of all-time.

Signed by the New York Yankees in 1991, Rivera enjoyed a great minor league career capped by his 1994 effort with Columbus Clippers recording a record of 10-2 in 22 starts, beginning the 1995 season with Columbus, he was ranked the ninth-best prospect in the Yankees farm system. His debut with New York was on May 23, 1995.

Here is Rivera's 1995 Columbus Clippers game worn home white knit pinstripe button-down jersey with blue/white trim around the collar and sleeve cuffs. The left chest displays a large embroidered Clippers logo patch, while the back features "43" in blue tackle twill. The left sleve is adorned with the 1995 "Professional Baseball: The Minor Leagues" patch. Desired heavy wear is exhibited with some nice staining and wear throughout. The jersey is signed on the left chest by Rivera with a huge, beautiful, sweeping early career autograph and inscribed “#43”. Full LOA from Columbus Clippers and New York Yankees.

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1995 Mariano Rivera Game Used & Signed Columbus Clippers Jersey w 43 Inscription (Columbus Clippers/NY Yankees LOA)(Original Owner)

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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,644.80
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Sunday, August 5, 2018.
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