Unique Aaron Judge July 4, 2016 Minor League Game Used Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Game Used & Signed Jersey – Photo Matched/Worn Only One Game – Includes Team Issued LOA & Resolution Photomatching LOA
HERE COMES THE JUDGE!!!... Rarity doesn't get any better than this absolutely sensational Aaron Judge Minor League 2016 game worn jersey! Unquestionably a "one of a kind" collectible, this Desert Storm/Camouflage style jersey was SOLELY used by Judge for the Yankees AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders July 4, 2016 game against Lehigh Valley played at PNC Field in Moosic, PA. To the best of our knowledge, the only other professional Aaron Judge publicly sold game worn jersey (at the time this was written) was a New York Yankees uniform that recently fetched $45,000. It is no secret that along with Mike Trout, Aaron Judge arguably resides as the Major League's most talked about player, with the 6'7", 280 lb juggernaut tearing apart major league pitching.
Through 83 games, the colossal sized right-fielder has walloped a staggering 29 home runs (tying Joe DiMaggio's Yankee rookie HR record), knocked in 65 runs and tallied a sensational .331 batting average in his first full season in the majors. More significantly, he has "turned back the clock" to an era when another Yankee legend named Mickey Mantle was testing the confines of every ballpark with his tape measure blasts. Aaron Judge's round trippers not only leave the ballpark with unheard of exit velocities between 118-120 mph, but synonymous with "The Mick", several of his blast have approached distances of 500 feet! No wonder fans anxiously storm ballparks to see this rising young superstar, with his collectibles recently soaring in value.
Regarding this unique game worn jersey, our esteemed consignor purchased it in a fund-raising auction on July 23, 2016 run by the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team last season (Judge wore the jersey on July 23rd to promote the auction but he did not play). Photo matched to the July 4, 2016 game with 100% certainty (see game picture & Resolution Photomatching LOA), you can clearly see its designated "4th of July" style with the shoulders and sleeves including the classic American Red, White & Blue Starred designs. The popular Desert Storm/Camouflage gray & white home styled jersey depicts the "RailRiders" team name on the front with Aaron Judge's renowned #99 printed on the verso. Even more impressive is the fact that Judge has signed the left side #9 in bold sharpie, with the interior collar label revealing his mammoth "Size 50". An additional "AUTHENTICS JERSEY" Logo likewise reveals "SIZE 50 PRO", and the sleeves portray the two major company sponsors; the "American Red Cross" and "Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, LLC" (DLP Attorney Firm).
For ironclad authenticity, a full LOA is included from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team, substantiating its July 4, 2016 game use as well as the authenticity of Aaron Judge's highly coveted script (the Scranton RailRiders AAA Front Office has confirmed its sole use to the July 4, 2016 game). Additional authenticity as to its July 4, 2016 game use is included via an LOA from John Robinson's renowned Resolution Photomatching Co. Only game worn by Aaron Judge on that eventful 2016 Independence Day game vs. Lehigh Valley; the RailRiders would win the game 5-2 behind the solid pitching of Luis Severino, with Judge coincidently being the hitting star of the game via his 2 hits and 3 runs batted in!
To reiterate, other than the previously mentioned New York Yankees jersey selling for $45,000, at the time this was written we are not aware of any other Aaron Judge professional game worn jersey selling at a public auction. While no one can possibly predict what the future holds for any rising star, it is clearly evident that this "Goliath-like" power-hitting right fielder maintains all of the necessary tools to firmly etch his name as the next Yankees legend. Assuming that is the case, we cannot imagine a finer collectible than this irrefutable "one of a kind" game used jersey that transcends the avid baseball fan back to the origin of Aaron Judge's professional roots! - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team LOA; John Robinson Resolution Photomatching LOA; PSA Pre-Certified
MIN BID $2,500