Toronto Blue Jays jerseys from 1977 to 1988 are a rare commodity. A Jays gamer from 1980, well we are talking about one rare piece of Wilson cloth. Also of note, this one was used by the Toronto Blue Jays first super star, Dave Stieb. This treat comes from a clubhouse staff of the Blue Jays. Great use on this one from one of the Toronto Blue Jays best pitchers ever.
This was the first season the Blue Jays had names on the backs of their jerseys. This type of lettering was only done during that season, making any of these some of the hardest Jays jerseys to find in the hobby. After 1980, the Blue Jays had normal block lettering on their home and away jerseys.
Dave Stieb was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 5th round in 1978 out of Southern Illinois University. The following season, he was up with the big club going 8 - 8 and on his way to becoming one of the Blue Jays most dominant pitchers. Stieb would heave the rock for the next 13 seasons for the Jays, amassing 169 wins. He retired with the Blue Jays, appropriately in 1998 after being out of the game for several seasons, and also having a short stint with the Chicago White Sox in 1993. A 7 time All-Star, Dave Stiebs name is synonymous with some of the best ever to grace the mound in Toronto. His slider was known throughout baseball and its the reason I have one of George Brett's cracked bats in my collection.