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    The first and only Gold Glove season for the Triple Crown slugger

    1958 Frank Robinson Gold Glove Award. Even Robinson himself would admit that it was his bat and not his glove that beat down his path to Cooperstown immortality, and playing in the outfield during a National League era occupied by the likes of Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente made the sport's premier fielding hardware nearly as tough to earn as a Triple Crown. It's the main reason why only one of each resides in Frank Robinson's trophy case, and here we present an example of the former.

    We must note that this is a modern replacement for the original 1958 prize, acquired from Robinson by a close friend. The eponymous Gold Glove rises from the center podium, upon which a portrait of the 1966 Triple Crown winner is imprinted. Golden baseballs are held aloft at each edge, set upon a base bearing a plaque with twin "Rawlings" logos and the text, "1958 Rawlings Gold Glove Award, Presented to Frank Robinson, Honoring His Selection As 'The Finest in the Field.'"

    Robinson would record 310 outs with his glove this year, and twelve more with his arm (assists), posting just three errors for an impressive .991 fielding average.

    Robinson's personal 1970 Orioles trophy sold at auction in 2011, but this is the most significant personal award from his trophy case ever to reach the hobby's auction block. Dimensions are approximately 17x17x6.5". Mint condition.








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    February, 2014
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