Mid-Summer Classic Auction 2013
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Beautiful 1997 Rawlings Gold Glove Award given to San Diego Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti, his last of three consecutive Gold Gloves he won as a Padre from 1995-97. Always one of the top fielders at his position and a ferocious competitor at bat and in the field, Caminiti had a lifetime .272 average and socked 239 home runs in a 15-year career with five teams. In 1997 he finished second in the league in assists at third base and first in range factor in earning his final Gold Glove. The special trophy glove made from gold lame tanned leather and sits atop the third of three tiers of a wood base that features an artist's rendering of a Caminiti portrait that tapers from 6 1/2 inches to 5 inches wide at the top and is 4 inches high. It is flanked by similarly imposing gold-tanned Rawlings baseballs perched on the second tier, which also boasts a 15-inch nameplate that has "1997 Rawlings Gold Glove Award, Presented to Ken Caminiti, Honoring His Selection As The Finest in the Field!" and flanked by the famed Rawlings script logos on each side. The final overall dimensions of the bottom tier of the wood base are 17-by-6 inches, with the tip of the glove reaching 16 inches high. All elements of the trophy appear to be in essentially in as-issued and problem-free condition.