Perhaps above all, Sarge is best remembered for his MVP performance in the 1983 NLCS, when his .429 average, 3 HRs and 8 RBIs helped lift the Phillies to the World Series. So there could hardly be a finer Matthews Phils jersey than this one from that very season! The pinstriped, red-bordered zipper-up features a 1983 centennial sleeve patch (plus a black chevron-type pin below); "Matthews" chain-stitched inside the collar; a black-marker "8" signature, "Gary Matthews / The Sarge" (JSA sticker, no cert); and a Wilson size 44 tag above a chain-stitched "83 1" label on the left front tail. Light wear overall. In retirement, Sarge has introduced himself to a new generation of Phillies fans as a broadcast color commentator and wearer of stylish hats.
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