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    1982 Johnny Bench Game Worn & Signed Cincinnati Reds Jersey from The Gary Carter Collection. Both names feature prominently in any debate regarding post-war supremacy at the catcher's position, and certainly Carter was as big a fan of the Big Red Machine superstar as any in the world. "Johnny Bench befriended me my first year in the big leagues," Carter once told reporters. "He took me under his wing during my first All-Star Game and we've been friends ever since. He's one guy I've tried to emulate and I'll always compare myself to Johnny."

    This home white knit pullover dates to Bench's penultimate Major League season, one that found him transitioned from his backstop role to third base duties. Time-tested style is instantly recognizable, with a red tackle twill number "5" at right chest and the Reds logo at left, giving way to "Bench 5" on verso. Lower left interior tail is tagged "Rawlings [size] 44" with "Set 1 1982" flap tag. Pine tar and/or infield dirt signals game wear on the chest, and rear numeral is autographed in 9/10 black sharpie (there is residue from the jersey being framed on the sleeve). A special keepsake linking two of the greatest players ever to wear a catcher's mitt. Letter of provenance from Sandy Carter. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    November, 2016
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