Once again HUNT AUCTIONS is offering up a museum worth piece of baseball history. Let’s turn the page back to the 1920’s, when the Giants were a New York based franchise. Player Roger Bresnahan was multi-talented athlete who played all nine positions on the field of dreams, including pitcher. He eventually moved to catcher and was ultimately labeled one of the best to ever play that position by managers John McGraw and Branch Rickey. Bresnahan’s was on the Giants’ roster from 1902-1908. After his playing career ended in 1916, he naturally transitioned into the role of coach and manager. Bresnahan returned to the New York Giants as a coach from 1925-28. The cap (pictured here) dates to that period. Produced by Spaulding, The White wool pinstriped cap features a Blue bill and classic embroidered interlocking NY on the front. The cap was a family heirloom, provided by the nephew of Roger Bresnahan and includes a Letter Of Authenticity from Hunt Auctions. Estimated Price: ($7,500.00-$10,000.00) Owie. Auction occurs March 6th & 7th, 2009.
Lot Number: 248e – Roger Bresnahan’s 1928 New York Giants Cap