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Description: Outstanding Johnny Bench autographed professional model glove c.1970s. Rawlings brand catchers' mitt has "Nu-Grip Streamlined" factory stamped marking on the outside along with vintage (and now partially faded) "Bench" and number "5" notations (the later appearing on the web, a trait common to gloves Bench can be seen using in photographs taken throughout his career). It was clearly a favored tool of Bench showing extensive use/wear and all interior markings have worn away. Signed "Johnny Bench" and inscribed "Game Used" in marker rating 8 out of 10. An exceptional example of perhaps the most personal piece of baseball equipment a catcher can use in play and likely the most well documented example to have reached the market. Among the finest pieces of game equipment we have handled. Includes letter of provenance from Johnny Bench, LOA from Hunt Auctions, and auction LOA from JSA: EX
Estimated Price Range: ($10,000-$20,000)
Current EST:  10/27/20 5:02:04 AM
 
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