Just a handful of '75 Padres gamers have ever surfaced at auction, with the most recent being pitcher Randy Jones' road example that sold for $5,000 in 2015. A two-year style, this was the first Padres design to feature uniform numbers on the front side.
One reason we're pleased to offer hitting coach Dick Sisler's jersey is that the popular journeyman holds a special place in the hearts of Friar fans. From 1954 to 1956, Sisler played in over 400 games for the PCL Padres under Lefty O'Doul and Bob Elliott, batting .300 and averaging 15 HRs with 75 RBIs per season. Above all, of course, Sisler is remembered for his pennant-clinching, walk-off homer that took the "Whiz Kid" Phillies to the World Series. (Also for his friendship with Ernest Hemingway, who wrote in The Old Man and the Sea, "I think of Dick Sisler and those great drives in the old park. There was nothing ever like them. He hits the longest ball I have ever seen.")
Moderate wear with sweat marks throughout the inside collar and interior button strip, as well as some small light stains on the jersey front. "Sisler" is chain-stitched just below the collar.
Huggins and Scott is allowing the winning bidder 45 days from the date when payment is received to have the item independently authenticated. Payment must, however, be made within two weeks from the end of the auction. Huggins and Scott is not responsible for any authentication fees or shipping charges incurred by the winning bidder but H&S will refund the hammer price and buyer's premium if the item does not pass authentication with a reputable third party company.