The seller is correct when claiming that this is a GU Jay Franklin Padres jersey, but the research identifying it was terrible.

The style is a 1974-75 road, and Franklin was in the Padres system from 1971-77. Number 39 was not used on the MLB level in either of those seasons, causing me to believe that the number was set aside form him IF he came back up, and since he didn't, was likely worn in 1975 or 1976 spring training.

As far as his "research" goes, the Padres wore tan flannels on the road in 1971, and for his brief time in The Show, Franklin wore #29, not #39 (per

The seller was advised of his multiple research errors, but did not respond and has not edited the listing to show the correct information.

Dave Miedema