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  • 1968 Ernie Banks Cubs jersey to exceed $104,500?
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    Paul Fraser
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1968 Ernie Banks Cubs jersey to exceed $104,500?

A 1968 Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs game worn jersey is to cross the block at SCP Auctions.

Bidding on the lot stands at $104,443, with the sale due to close on August 22.

Ernie Banks Cubs
Ernie Banks was the first African-American to play for the Chicago Cubs

Banks remains one of the most popular players in Cubs history, earning the nickname Mr Cub. He was the first African-American player on the team, debuting in 1953, and proved himself a powerful shortstop.

SCP Auctions comments: "The impeccably preserved 1968 jersey's technical details are breathtaking. In a season in which Banks ripped 32 more home runs and knocked in 83 runs, it's an especially coveted gamer that's been photo-matched several times over…

"With regard to quality, condition, rarity and provenance, we unequivocally rank this among the finest game worn flannels our firm has ever handled."

President Dwight D Eisenhower's custom golf bag is at $26,575.

The clubs are each engraved "General Ike" and were specifically designed by club-maker Bobby Jones to compensate for Eisenhower's arthritis.

Eisenhower used the set on May 26, 1964 during a charity golf tournament at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • 1968BanksCubsErnie