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    Early 1930's Catcher's Mitt Worn by Bob Feller's Father to Train His Son. The Hall of Famer's own brief signed letter of provenance tells the story best: "This is the mitt my father used to catch me when I was a kid--13-16 years old--on our farm near Van Meter, Iowa. It was this mitt he was using when I threw a fastball in 1934 that hit him in the chest and broke three ribs, as described in Time magazine April 19, 1937." The classic corn-fed phenom, Feller emerged from a tiny Midwestern town to terrify a generation of American League batters with unprecedented velocity. It all began here. This relic really has it all--Hall of Fame pedigree, red-blooded Americana and the father/son baseball bond that fuels the game's status as America's Pastime. Mitt shows solid wear but survives wonderfully. Included is a copy of Time Magazine with a cover image noting how Feller broke his father's hand. Letter of provenance from Bob Feller.

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    May, 2012
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