On Friday night, SCP Auctions released the following statement:
SCP Auctions, in agreement with Reggie Jackson, has decided to withdraw his 1977 Yankees jersey attributed to Game 6 of the 1977 World Series from our current auction. The auction is slated to end April 26, and the Jackson jersey was already past $200,000.
Photographic evidence indicates that this jersey was worn by Reggie in the Yankees clubhouse after Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, however, further detailed analysis of video footage of the game shows some subtle inconsistencies between this jersey and the one he wore on the field during the game. This is based primarily on analysis of the pinstripe alignment relative to the sewn on “NY” crest on the front of the jersey. Since taking this jersey home from Yankee Stadium on the night of Oct. 18, 1977, Reggie has kept this jersey for 35 years believing it to be the one he wore on the field.
However, SCP Auctions and Reggie Jackson are in agreement that further research is required to positively validate this jersey as his game worn jersey from that night.
SCP Auctions and Reggie Jackson are jointly committed to protecting the interests of collectors and his fans. We at SCP Auctions hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and diligence with regard to authentication, and deeply regret any inconvenience this has caused our valued clients.