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Cleaning and restoring sports memorabilia: Major League Baseball uniforms

By: Stu Bloom

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RAVE FabriCARE restores 30 year old Major League Baseball jackets stained by rate feces and urine

RAVE FabriCARE entrusted to clean and restore three Major League Baseball jackets circa 1978 to 1988

Ron Davis is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1978 to 1988.

Davis played for the New York Yankees (1978-1981) and the Minnesota Twins (1982-1986) of the American League and for the Chicago Cubs (1986-1987), Los Angeles Dodgers (1987) and San Francisco Giants (1988) of the National League.

In 1981, he made the American League All Star team.

In 2011, Davis rediscovered his New York Yankees equipment bag that had been in storage for almost 30 years. The equipment bag contained, amongst other memorabilia, 3 jackets from his days as a pitcher for the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.

There was just one problem: Rats had eaten through his equipment bag and had nested amongst his jackets. As a result, the jackets were covered in rat feces and rat urine.

Davis decided to entrust those jackets to RAVE FabriCARE for cleaning and restoration.

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The transformation

 

The results of the transformation can be seen in the following BEFORE and AFTER photographs:

RAVE FabriCARE in Scottsdale, Arizona cleans and restores sports memorabilia: Before photos of Major League Baseball jackets

RAVE FabriCARE in Scottsdale, Arizona cleans and restores sports memorabilia: After restoration photos of Major League Baseball jackets

 

For even more BEFORE and AFTER photographs on the transformation of these 3 jackets and the equipment bag, please view our slide show below:

 

To view this slide show on a full screen, hit the X button with the arrow tips.

 

What’s been your experience cleaning and/or restoring sports memorabilia? Please share your comments below.

 

Photo credit: phillipscollection.org/Marjorie Phillips and ravefabricare.com/Stu Bloom

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Garment Restoration,Memorabilia,Vintage Garments

Author

Stu Bloom

Stu Bloom is Founder and President of RAVE FabriCARE. RAVE FabriCARE, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, cares for fine garments, household textiles and accessories and serves clients throughout the USA and Canada. Stu is the author of various ebooks on these subjects, all of which are available from www.ravefabricare.com/freestuff. He is an evangelist for true quality cleaning and is a contributor to and editor of True Quality Cleaning, RAVE FabriCARE’s blog. You can find Stu on Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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