1974-75 Herb Washington Game Worn Oakland Athletics Helmet...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description1974-75 Herb Washington Game Worn Oakland Athletics Helmet. Hurricane Herb Washington was the second and most famous of Charlie O's "designated runners." Washington played in 105 games during his three year career but never had to take his place in the batter's box. Washington was only used on the base paths, where he swiped thirty-one bases in forty-eight attempts. He won a World Series ring with the A's in 1974 and his 1975 Topps issue remains the only card to ever to list "Pinch Run" as a position.
This "American Baseball Cap size 7" helmet was worn by Washington during his career in Oakland. "Herb 3" is Dymo labeled on the reverse. The inner crown has a number crossed out, and "3" is written on the underside for identification. Good use shown throughout.
A world class sprinter, Washington was a four-time All-American at Michigan State where he won an NCAA title and broke the world record in the fifty-yard and sixty-yard dashes. After his sports career ended, he was a successful business man who served as the chairman of the Board of Directors of one of the branches of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and became the number one African-American owner of McDonald's franchises in the United States. LOA form Heritage Auctions.
Guide Value or Estimate: $1,000 - up.
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