81102: 1968 Curt Flood World Series Game Seven Worn St.
In the unfamiliar role of World Series goat, Flood's alcohol problems only increased, and despite a lower pitcher's mound for the 1969 season, his batting average dropped to an unremarkable .285. This decreased offensive output would inspire the team to trade Flood in October of that year, setting his famous battle against the game's firmly entrenched "reserve clause" into motion.
Presented is the cap Flood was wearing during what would prove to be a most dramatic turning point in baseball history. "New Era" tagging appears in the leather headband, with number "21" in vintage marker under the visor, as well as a 7/10 blue ink autograph and second number "21" from Flood. Strong wear is evident. Included is a handwritten letter from Curt's father Herb Flood, who writes, in part, "Hello, This is the cap that he wore in the Series games. Sorry I couldn't get you a new one." LOA from Heritage Auctions. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA (Flood autograph). Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication (Flood autograph).