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Back Lot Number: 88  
     
     
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Description: Important 1968 Johnny Bench Gold Glove Award - First Ever Awarded to a Rookie Player. Prestigious award as presented annually to the premier defensive players of the National and American League by position. Classic design showcases a gold finish Rawlings leather glove with "Major League All Star Fielding Team" impressed in black lettering and a Johnny Bench facsimile signature. This sits atop a pedestal that has a metal placard imprinted with his likeness on front. On either side sit a pair of gold finished "Rawlings" marked baseballs in three pronged holders one of which has a small repaired crack. Additional metal placard on the lower front reads, "C - John Bench, 1968 The Sporting News National League All-Star Fielding Team". Measures 6.5"x17.5" at widest points and stands approx. 15.5" tall. Touch of light wear. The first of (10) Gold Gloves Bench would earn as the Reds catcher. Includes letter of provenance from Johnny Bench: EX/MT
Estimated Price Range: ($20,000-$40,000)
Current EST:  10/30/20 3:33:52 AM
 
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