Bobby Grich had a solid seventeen year career as a second baseman, excellent in the field and underrated at the plate. Grich is the subject of this 1970 game-used Baltimore Orioles home jersey. The white flannel Wilson size 44 shirt features moderate game wear and has a manufacturer tag on the front left tail, underneath which is stitched "68-SET 1". The front of the jersey has "Orioles 16" in orange-on-black twill in the same fashion as "16" appears on reverse. "GRICH" appears on the reverse in black; it appears that the jersey originally was worn by Bruce Howard (#16 in 1968) and was repurposed for use by Grich in 1970. Black and orange trim decorates the collar and the sleeves. Comes with a Phil Wood LOA, which states (in part) "This jersey is, in my expert opinion, undoubtedly one of, if not the actual, first home jersey Bobby Grich would have worn at the beginning of his illustrious career."
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