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    1969 Johnny Bench Game Issued Cincinnati Reds Jersey. An absence of game wear is the only thing holding this home white flannel back from an astronomical auction result, as it represents the earliest Bench Reds shirt ever to reach the auction block, issued to the future Hall of Fame catcher the season after his 1968 Rookie of the Year campaign. Gorgeous in its pristine simplicity, the front design is balanced by a red tackle twill number "5" and the luxurious chenille team logo patch. "Bench 5" adorns the back in red tackle twill. The important Major League Baseball Centennial patch remains at left sleeve. Proper "Rawlings [size] 42" label is applied to lower left exterior tail, above a washing instructions tag anchoring a "Set 1 1969" flap. The prettiest wallflower you'll ever see, acquired at the Reds' spring training grounds by the same sportswriter that consigned the 1966 Rose vest to this auction. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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