Resolution Photomatching is one of the leading photo-matching operations in the sports collectible industry, use the technique to authenticate numerous game-worn and game-used memorabilia items.

Resolution recently used its photo-matching techniques to authenticate three of the highest-selling game-worn jerseys in NBA history. A Kobe Bryant jersey that sold for a record $3.6 million was photo-matched to the 1996 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot and seven games during Bryant’s rookie season. The record jersey surpassed a 1980 Magic Johnson jersey ($1.5 million) and a 1983 Michael Jordan North Carolina jersey ($1.38 million) that were both photo-matched by Resolution.

The company has photo-matched numerous game-worn and game-used items that have sold for record prices, including a 1998 Peyton Manning jersey that sold for $348,000, the highest-priced football jersey of all time.

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Resolution has also photo-matched and authenticated many baseball artifacts, including game-worn jerseys and game-used bats and gloves. With the 2021 MLB Playoffs under way, Resolution is promoting a collection of game-worn and game-used baseball items it has photo-matched to the MLB playoffs.

Most have been bought and sold through sports collectible auctions and some may still be on the market.

Here is a look at six special photo-matched items from some of baseball’s biggest stars.

Greg Maddux 2001

This Braves jersey was worn by Maddux and photo-matched to Game 4 of the 2001 NLCS on Oct. 20, 2001 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ironically, Maddux, who was 17-11 in 2001, gave up six runs (four earned) on eight hits in just three innings in Game 4. The Hall of Fame pitcher was the loser in both Game 1 and Game 4 of the 2001 NLCS.

Greg Maddux jersey photomatched to 2001 NLCS.

Greg Maddux jersey from 2001 NLCS. 

The Maddux jersey is currently up for bid at Goldin Auctions with a current bid of $6,600.

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Barry Bonds 1997

According to Resolution, this bat was used by the Giants' Barry Bonds during the 1997 postseason. A conclusive photo-match was made to Game 3 of the NLDS series against the Marlins on Oct. 3, 1997. Bonds was 0-for-4 in the game and 3-for-12 in the three-game series with two doubles and two RBI as the Marlins swept the Giants.

Barry Bonds bat photomatched to the 1997 MLB playoffs.

Barry Bonds bat used in the 1997 MLB postseason. 

Though the bat does not appear to be listed for sale, a similar Bonds bat from 1993-97 sold at Leland’s in 2006 for $1,676.

Thurman Munson 1976

Yankee catcher Thurman Munson wore this jersey during the 1976 ALCS and World Series. According to Resolution, Munson wore the jersey in Game 5 of the ALCS on Oct. 14, 1976, going 3-for-5 against the Royals. He also wore the jersey in Game 4 of the 1976 World Series, going 4-4 against the Reds on Oct. 21, 1976. The Reds swept the Yankees 4-0.

Thurman Munson jersey photomatched to 1976 ALCS and World Series.

Thurman Munson jersey photomatched to 1976 ALCS and World Series.

A seven-time All-Star, Munson played for the Yankees for 11 seasons prior to his death in a 1979 plane crash.

The Munson jersey sold at Heritage Auctions in 2017 for $78,000.

Frank Thomas 2000

This Frank Thomas White Sox jersey was photo-matched to 25 games during the 2000 season, including two postseason games. According to Resolution, the jersey was photo-matched to Games 1 and 2 of the ALDS against the Seattle Mariners on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 of 2000. Thomas went 0-7 with two walks in the two games and 0-9 in the series.

Frank Thomas jersey photomatched to the 2000 ALDS.

Frank Thomas jersey photomatched to the 2000 ALDS.

Similar Thomas jerseys are listed on Amazon and at Steiner Sports for $2,395.

Albert Pujols 2005

This Albert Pujols glove was photo-matched to Game 5 and 6 of the 2005 NLCS against the Houston Astros on Oct. 17 and Oct. 19 of 2005. Pujols hit a 3-run home run in Game 5 and was 1-9 in the two games. He was 7-23 with two home runs and six RBI in the six-game series.

An Albert Pujols glove photomatched to the 2005 NLCS.

Albert Pujols glove photomatched to 2005 NLCS. 

The glove is stitched with the “names of two of Pujols’ children — “A.J." and "Isabella.”

The Pujols glove sold at SCP Auctions in 2018 for $12,535.

Tony La Russa 1988

Though the A’s did not make the postseason this year, La Russa did as manager of the White Sox. This La Russa A’s jersey was photo-matched to Oct. 15, 1988 — the famous game when Kirk Gibson hit a walk-off home run to lift the Dodgers over the A’s in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. Behind pitcher Orel Hershiser, the Dodgers beat La Russa’s A’s 4-1 to win the series.

Tony La Russa jersey photomatched to the 1988 World Series.

Tony La Russa jersey photomatched to the 1988 World Series.

This year marks La Russa’s fifth consecutive decade leading a team to the postseason, the only manager in MLB history to achieve the feat.

The La Russa jersey sold at Heritage Auctions in 2018 for $1,920. 

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