1964 Luis Aparicio Gold Glove Award. One of the mo...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description1964 Luis Aparicio Gold Glove Award. One of the most decorated middle infielders in the history of Major League Baseball, the diminutive shortstop from Venezuela claimed defensive baseball's top prize nine times during his Hall of Fame career, a record at the position until 2005 when Omar Vizquel earned his tenth. Presented is the trophy that took Little Louie's tally to an even half dozen. This season is often argued to be the finest of Aparicio's career, featuring an American League-leading fifty-seven stolen bases and the only time the wiry lead-off man ventured into double digits in the home run column. But it was the superstar Oriole's work with the glove that, along with fellow honoree Brooks Robinson at third base, made Baltimore a terrifying place for right-handed American League pull hitters and earned him this impressive relic.
You'll note that this Gold Glove is the far more rare early format, quite a bit different in design than the career Aparicio Gold Glove that realized $19,120 in our October 2012 Signature Auction. "Rawlings Gold Glove Award" is engraved on a golden diamond that rises from the base along with the eponymous gold glove and a miniature golden baseball. Engraved below are the words, "SS -- Luis Aparicio -- 6th Award, 19 The Sporting News 64, American League All-Star Fielding Team."
As one of the most distinctive individual awards in American sports, issued to one of the greatest talents ever to play the number six position on a Major League diamond, the presented artifact rates among the most important offered in recent memory. Fine condition.
1964 Luis Aparicio Gold Glove Award.
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