I am a low-level collector of game used Phillies jerseys. Over the past 6-7 years I have accumulated 14 contemporary jerseys (2004-2010 seasons) that were once worn by a player on the field. There has always been a comfort level in buying them directly from the Phillies during the annual Holiday Sale - and I have a good understanding of the tagging differences between game used/game issued/BP, etc based on talking to guys at those events, but struggled to authenticate the "vintage" gear I often see at shows, or in online auctions. If you are a collector like me, looking to add to an existing collection, or just getting started - do yourself a favor and purchase the Phillies Game Worn Guide.
Here is the stuff you need to know:
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What is included:
51, full color pages with many detailed pictures. The guide spans all jerseys worn by the Phillies from the 1970-2009 season - including alternate, BP and "special event" uniforms worn for games like "Turn Back the Clock" days.
How to buy:
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