25 years later, Tony-O offered champagne-soaked jersey

Where did Tony Oliva's jersey from the 1987 World Series celebration end up? Somehow a woman found it in a Texas memorabilia store. She tells WCCO she tried to give it back to Oliva at TwinsFest this weekend, but he wouldn't take it...saying the memories of that night are good enough for him.
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Where did Tony Oliva's jersey from the 1987 World Series celebration end up? Somehow a woman found it in a Texas memorabilia store. She tells WCCO she tried to give it back to Oliva at TwinsFest this weekend, but he wouldn't take it...saying the memories of that night are good enough for him.

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