Andy High, at 5’ 6”, sure fit his nickname “Knee High,” but the diminutive SS/3B did play 13 seasons from ’22-34 and batted .284 lifetime.
This jersey was worn by High during the 1928 World Series and probably for portions (if not all) of the 1929 season. Against the Yankees in the ’28 Series, he hit .294 and wore this home jersey during Games 3 and 4. In fact, in the lower back left tail, “Andy High 10/7/28” is finely stitched into the fabric, indicating initial use on Oct. 7 (Game 3), in the first of two home games for the Cards in the brief four-game set.
The jersey remains in wonderful condition. The deep red sleeve, collar and button path braid is fully intact. All three front buttons remain, and the Cardinals’ chest logo projects brightly, despite its 80 years of existence. The left sleeve bears an “St M” felt identifier straight-stitched in bright red. The Cardinals wore this sleeve designator from 1927 through ’30 as a tribute to “St. Louis Missouri.” The inner collar holds a bright red-and-black J. M. Sainz Co. (St. Louis) label. Other than a few minor pinholes on the back, the jersey remains in solid condition.
Certificate No: 47283 Issued: Nov 18, 2008 Est. Value: $8,738
Authentition: 100% Authentic Team