Sports enthusiasts go crazy over real jerseys worn by their favorite players. The Holy Grail of this kind of jersey is, of course, one that was actually worn in a game -- even better if it's a game of some significance. One customer had high hopes for a jersey he brought in to show the "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on History).
He seemed pretty confident that he had a genuine 1961 Willie Mays jersey from his time with the San Francisco Giants. He played with the team for most of his professional career, from 1951 (when they were in New York) until 1972 when he headed back to the Big Apple to finish up with the Mets.
The guys brought in an expert to try and verify the jersey. While he said that it couldn't be proven if this was a game-worn uniform or not, he was able to verify that it was an authentic Willie Mays jersey, much to the delight of the jersey's owner.
The shop liked hearing that, too, making a deal with the customer for $31,000. Everyone walked away happy from that one, while baseball fans at home were just excited to see an authentic piece like that.
See what walks in next on "Pawn Stars," Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on History.
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