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    Circa 1962 Baltimore Orioles Game Worn Batting Helmet with Possible Attribution to Jim Gentile. Batting headgear has come quite a long day since its inception in the 1950's. Our consignor was a grounds crew member for the Kansas City A's in the 1960's and personally secured this fiberglass helmet. "B" is painted on the front. All of the inside stickers and cushioning are gone. A white sticker inside reads "1962 B.O. Game Hat Jim Gentile." A crack appears on the left side which spelled the end of the line. While we can't confirm Gentile wore this helmet, it does provide a quality early attempt of the Orioles wearing batting helmets. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    12th-14th Thursday-Saturday
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