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Lot # 1442 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1959 Harvey Haddix Game-Used Glove (with LOA from Haddix!)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,185.00

Rawlings left-handed fielder's glove worn by Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Harvey Haddix in 1959. This glove originates directly from Haddix and it is accompanied by a handwritten letter from him that attests "This is the glove and shoes that I used during the 1959 season with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Harvey Haddix." (Our consignor sold the cleats some years ago.) It should be noted that this is NOT the glove used by Haddix on May 26th that year, when he made baseball history by pitching twelve perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves, only to lose the perfect game, shutout, and game in the thirteenth inning (the glove from that game resides in the Hall of Fame). The fact that it dates from that season makes it an all-the-more-desirable Haddix glove nonetheless. Haddix enjoyed a number of successful seasons during his fourteen-year career, including a twenty-win season with St. Louis in 1953. He was also the winning pitcher in the Pirates dramatic Game 7 victory over the Yankees in the 1960 World Series. Haddix retired in 1965 with 136 wins and a 3.63 lifetime ERA. The glove, which features a "Trapeze" webbing, displays heavy wear throughout, including cracking to both the exterior and interior leather. The name "Haddix" is written on the back of the glove in vintage green marker. The lacing along the top of the four fingers has been replaced and the Rawlings cloth tag on the back of the wriststrap has been removed, otherwise the glove is all original. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $1,185.00

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