Willie Mays Autographed "The Catch" Square Jersey Display
Creative & quality framing and presentation of our collectibles is critical to our success. Thankfully, we’re very good at it! Framing since 1999, we have years of experience. Our framing materials are top quality, jersey pinning is second to none, and exclusive custom plates are totally unique. You will not find quality collectibles like ours anywhere else.
ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE
ONE REMAINING IN STOCK! Willie Mays, the "Say Hey Kid," played with enthusiasm and exuberance while excelling in all phases of the game - hitting for average and power, fielding, throwing and base running. His amazing career statistics include 3,283 hits and 660 home runs. The Giants' superstar earned National League Rookie of the Year honors in 1951 and two MVP awards. He accumulated 12 Gold Gloves, played in a record-tying 24 All-Star games and participated in four World Series. And over 60 years ago, Hall of Famer Willie Mays made "The Catch." It came in New York's Polo Grounds, in the first game of the 1954 World Series. With the score tied late in the game, Indians first baseman Vic Wertz clubbed a long drive to deep centerfield at the Polo Grounds. At the crack of the bat, Mays turned his back to the plate, raced for the outfield wall, glanced up at the last minute, and pulled the ball in over his shoulder. Nearly 430 feet from the plate, he whirled and threw on a line to the infield. The play killed the Indians' threat, and the Giants went on to win the game and sweep the Series, the last Giants' World Series victory before their 2010 "Torture" Championship. The photograph of this timeless play is one of the most famous in baseball history. This Sports Gallery Exclusive Display finds a new, eye-catching, way to display this classic photo and an autographed jersey. First we take a hand-signed Willie Mays cream jersey and tailor fold it into a square (well...actually a rectangle in this framing) featuring his number, and, of course, autograph. Then we add an 8x10 image of his iconic catch, along with a SGA Custom "The Catch" plate with the details of Willie's feat (OR YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN PLATE!). We put them all together with our Quality Framing that includes thick wood moulding, UV-protective glass, and Giants double-matting, to create a totally unique 28 1/2"w x 17 1/2"h jersey framing for the person that wants the impact of a signed jersey but not the size of an full jersey display. The perfect gift for any Say Hey Kid fan!