Mid-Summer Classic Auction 2013
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Yet another intriguing piece from Bill Russell's personal collection: his game-used glove from his Little League playing days, a store model Revelation Richie Ashburn model glove that has been duly signed and inscribed by the Dodgers' great shortstop from 1969-86. That would date his Little League glove to around 1960; this model shows the kind of wear you might expect from a glove that traces its roots to Little League use a half century ago, especially one employed by a youngster with the talent that would ultimately bring him to a long and successful career in the major league. There is tremendous wear visible in all the expected places, most notably on the strap and the inside section, but the glove is essentially largely intact and as-issued, though there is some separation along the wrist strap and corrosion on the snap. Russell has penned his autograph on the fingers in black Sharpie, adding the inscription "My Little League Glove" on the next two fingers.
Comes with a Letter of Authenticity from Bill Russell.