NEW YORK METS FAN FAVORITE INFIELDER TIM BOGAR GAME WORN 1996 HOME JERSEY WITH JOHN McSHERRY MEMORIAL SLEEVE LOGO. This is a simply TERRIFIC white knit button-down jersey featuring the classic METS sewn on front in blue, orange and white material. Matching 11 sewn below left breast. Reverse features matching sewn 11 with individual matching letters sewn above, BOGAR. Left sleeve has the classic round Mets patch with the right sleeve featuring the John McSherry embroidered logo which the Mets added after he he died umpiring in April during the season.
TAGGING: The AIS tag is sewn inside the back tail with a small size tag sewn below (the jersey was custom shortened by the team and as such, the hem of the jersey covers the size tag, however, the jersey measure 22" from arm pit to arm pit equating to a size 44).
We secured a large grouping of game worn New York Mets knits that were originally purchased directly from the Mets. This jersey is in 100% original condition with a team number change as worn by Bogar at Shea in 1996. This jersey is in TERRIFIC condition showing very nice overall use and all stitching is tight and affixed. There is a very slight outline of 23 under the current sewn 11 on both front and back. This is based on the Mets acquiring Bernard Gilkey prior to the 1996 season. Gilkey traditionally wore 23, however, Bogar had worn and was prepared to wear 23 again with the Mets for the 1996 season. While traveling home from spring training, Gilkey negotiated a "deal" with Bogar, which allowed him to wear 23 and Bogar would switch to 11. Gilkey culminated the deal by giving Bogar a game worn Ozzie Smith jersey. Based on the Mets jerseys for 1996 already being delivered, the team accommodated this request by changing Bogar's 23 to 11, thus, the very faint outline on this jersey of the original 23 (see photo).