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spacehiker
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posted 01-16-2013 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacehiker   Click Here to Email spacehiker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apparently this is Jack Swigert's flight suit?

p51
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posted 01-17-2013 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, he flew into town in a T-38 and just left it hanging in a closet?

Military collectors have a well-used saying, "buy the item, not the story". I don't buy the story at all. Why would you wait this long to sell?

The tag is clearly not a military one, that seems odd to me.

Also, I'm not 100% sure about the patch layout on the suit, either. I'd like to hear some space patch gurus chime in on the subject.

JasonB
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posted 01-17-2013 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have no idea about the suit but his signed photo looks perfectly fine so I guess its possible. I would love to hear from someone far more knowledgable than me about it.

rgarner
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posted 01-17-2013 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First time seller on eBay too. It looks very... new. I wouldn't pay the opening price for it personally.

bwhite1976
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posted 01-17-2013 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bwhite1976   Click Here to Email bwhite1976     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am certainly no expert, but gosh that suit awefully new. The patch seems to be brand new in appearance as well. Unless there is some kind of documentation it is just another story.

mmmoo
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posted 01-17-2013 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are a couple of images of Swigert in a similar suit: 1 | 2

Apart from the addition of a 4-inch Apollo 13 patch, the rest of the items match.

Lou Chinal
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posted 01-17-2013 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I admit I would pay $.99 for it, what is neat is the white flight suit that Fred has on.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-17-2013 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bwhite1976:
The patch seems to be brand new in appearance as well.
Though alone it says nothing about the authenticity of the suit, the mission emblem is a commercial Lion Brothers' hallmarked-patch, rather then the crew version of the patch that was worn by the Apollo 13 astronauts on their post-flight jump suits.

Grounded!
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posted 01-17-2013 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grounded!   Click Here to Email Grounded!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, he flew into town in a T-38 and just left it hanging in a closet?

Might be he had to get out of town in a hurry

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 01-17-2013 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, wasn't Swigert the bachelor of the crew, if I remember the Apollo 13 movie correctly? Not to mention, he forgot to file his taxes, too. Maybe he wooed a girl whose father was also the county tax commissioner.

Grounded!
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posted 01-17-2013 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grounded!   Click Here to Email Grounded!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The plot thickens!

ApolloAlex
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posted 01-22-2013 06:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really like this, I need to convince my good lady for me to bid on it, so whats your opinions?

Editor's note: Threads merged.

ApolloAlex
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posted 01-22-2013 06:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe not then!

p51
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posted 01-22-2013 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a moot point because it got yanked before the closing date. I wouldn't have bid on the thing...

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