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Lot # 576 (of 873)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1940s Tommy Henrich NY Yankees Game-Used Glove

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,495.00

1940s Tommy Henrich personal professional model glove has the Rawlings patch and original Rawlings metal button (1940s style with Rawlings' logo embossed) on the reverse of the wrist strap. The glove shows heavy wear from use. "Tom Henrich" is factory-burned into the wrist strap. This is extremely clear. Close examination reveals "Tom Henrich" is also burned a second time into the inside of the pinky. The glove is a laced model that has double grommets for the lace and has a special custom tape-rolled webbing. This custom tape-rolled web treatment was outlawed in the Major Leagues in 1950. This glove was discovered when the contents of Tommy Henrich's former home in Massillon, Ohio, were auctioned several years ago. An original estate auction flyer accompanies. Early gloves of Major Leaguers are rare because players often kept the same glove for many years, and when they were finished with it, there were often no markings which would forever identify it as a pro-model glove used by a specific player. This factory-marked Tommy Henrich glove is a rare exception. The provenience of originating directly from the Henrich family home is unnecessary for authenticity but a fascinating and significant bonus. This is an extraordinary and possibly unique personal professional model glove game-used by one of the greats of Yankee history, Tommy Henrich, dating from the heart of his career in the 1940s. LOA from Dave Bushing & Dan Knoll/SCD Authentic. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $1,495.00

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