NOTE: Additional information provided by one of our bidders indicates that this jersey also matches those worn from 1944-1949.
Vintage redbird enthusiasts will covet this 1944-49 St. Louis Cardinals flannel jersey. The gray-colored flannel button-down (missing two buttons) garment features moderate to heavy wear “Cardinals” embroidered across the chest with a birds-on-bat logo embroidered just above. On the back, “4” is sewn in navy blue-on-red twill. Red piping lines the collar, shoulders and button path, while the collar’s interior is home to a “Rawlings” size “40” label and a laundering instructions tag. There are six holes (as tailored) under each arm to facilitate ventilation. In addition, a variety of moth holes varying in size from 2 millimeters to one 1” hole on the reverse right sleeve are scattered across the front and reverse of the jersey. This particular jersey comes from a Cardinals scout who gave it to our consignor in the early 1950s after returning from Spring Training. #4 that season was Marty Marion, but due to the fact that this jersey is button instead of zipper front as well as the lack of the player name stitched into the left tail, this specimen in more likely to have seen action in a minor league or spring training contest. An important addition to any vintage game-used collection.