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    2008 Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez Game Used Detroit Tigers Batting Helmet. Only third basemen are less prevalent in the Hall of Fame than the all-important men behind the masks, and only two - Johnny Bench and Pudge Rodriguez - have ever gained access to Cooperstown in their first year of eligibility. While the defensive arguments are mostly based on the eye test (which he certainly passed), Rodriguez is unmatched in the hits category for his position with 2,844.

    Likely donning this road batting helmet when he collected his 2,500th hit in the eighth game of the '08 season, the navy Rawlings shell is battle-scarred from its usage throughout the first half of the season. It was decommissioned on July 22nd after a crack formed in the right side. Reverse features a number "7" identifying sticker above the MLB logoman. Size "7 1/2" sticker affixed within. MLB Authentication Hologram BB945899. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    May, 2019
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