1997 Yankees Team Signed Game Used Jersey Derek Jeter Mariano Rivera Beckett COA
Former relief pitcher Jeff Nelson came over to the New York Yankees from the Seattle Mariners in the same trade that brought Tino Martinez as well. Nelson was a strong right handed presence in the Yankees bullpen that produced four World Series titles in five seasons and was the perfect bridge to Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera.
Offered here is one of the jerseys Nelson wore during the 1997 season that comes directly from the personal collection of Jeff Nelson. Nelson was flawless in the postseason, not allowing any earned runs, but the Yankees were bounced out of the ALDS by the Cleveland Indians. This Russell Athletic size 50 button-down road Yankees jersey has “NEW YORK” in sewn on in block letters across the chest in navy and white tackle twill. The Russell tag and a white tag with “NELSON 97” in faded black print are sewn on the front left tail, along with “100% POLYESTER” and “4” EXTRA LENGTH” flags. The sleeves have navy/white/navy stripes on the ends, with the right sleeve having the Jackie Robinson 50th Anniversary logo patch. Nelson’s number “43” is sewn on the back in navy and white tackle twill.
Adding to this jersey are 32 signatures from members of the 1997 World Series Yankees team that Nelson had sign. All of the signatures are in black marker and were signed on the front of the jersey. The signatures include Hall of Famers Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Wade Boggs, Tim Raines and Joe Torre, along with the signatures of Dwight Gooden, Chris Chambliss, Willie Randolph, David Wells, Tony Cloninger, Brian Boehringer, Mike Stanton, Andy Pettitte, Mel Stottlemyre, Cecil Fielder, Mike Stanley, Joe Girardi, Andy Fox, Scott Pose, Tino Martinez, Charlie Hayes, Jeff Nelson, Jose Cardenal, Paul O’Neill, Chad Curtis, David Cone, Ramiro Mendoza, Bernie Williams and others. A great game use jersey directly from one of the key players from the 1997 Yankees squad and with 32 signatures! This comes with a LOA from Jeff Nelson and a LOA from Beckett Authentication.
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