1968 was the first season in the majors for Carl Taylor, who played 44 games for the Bucs. Taylor is the subject of this Game-Used Pittsburgh Pirates flannel vest from that year. The sleeveless Rawlings size 42 garment features moderate wear and has “PIRATES 36” on the front in the same black-on-yellow twill as “36” appears on reverse. The left tail is home to the “SET 1 1968” gamer tag and “Gelner” stitched on in black and piping decorates the area around the collar and sleeves. A must-have for any vintage Pirate enthusiasts.
John Gelnar appeared in 10 games for the Pirates in 1967 and wore both numbers 35 and 37 during the 1967 season. Carl Taylor wore number 36 in his 44 games with the Pirates in 1968. The history of this jersey cannot be confirmed, but a logical explanation would be that it was used by Gelnar in the spring of '68 and when he didn't make the team, they gave this jersey to Taylor for the '68 season.
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