Rare "The Natural" (1984) Screen-Worn 1939 Boston Bees Flannel Jersey with 'Western Costume' Stamping
Rare screen-worn jersey utilized in the 1984 production of Robert Redford's classic, "The Natural", the compelling story of 35-year old Roy Hobbs and his last chance for redemption and legacy. Genuine wardrobe from the production is extremely scarce as the pieces were working Western Costume wardrobe, with only a few pieces retained in original form for possible continuity purposes - the rest were stripped down and re-purposed for other productions, inventory, etc. Actors and extras in the production were obligated to signed strict propriety agreements and waivers regarding garments and equipment. Few, if any, escaped.
Offered is a 1939 Boston Bees home flannel used in original filming and representing catcher Phil Masi, a.k.a. Number "10" on the '39 Bees roster. This is a beautiful jersey featuring heavy white flannel shell, with Bees logo sewn-on left breast, red, white & blue sleeve piping, and Masi's "10" sewn-on reverse, plus colorful "1939 Baseball Centennial" patch sewn on left sleeve. Wardrober's "[size] 46" is markered in collar. Shows game use from actual action during the filming of this seminal baseball film, and provenance and origination are confirmed by correct "Western Costume" stamped in tail. No doubt a DVD offers many screen-captures and photo-matches. We've never seen another Bees jersey offered before.
This is an outstanding display and representation of a genuine classic - by many accounts, the greatest sports film of all time. A letter confirming source is included.
100% Authentic Team
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