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Early 1960’s Elston Howard Game-Worn Yankees Batting Helmet-Rare Military Stencil Interlocking “NY”Go Back
Early 1960’s Elston Howard Game-Worn Yankees Batting Helmet-Rare Military Stencil Interlocking “NY”
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The New York Yankees’ first black player, Elston Howard, didn’t get a chance to catch when he first entered the league in 1955. Yogi Berra was the commander behind the plate, which kept Howard from showing his true defensive skills. Finally in 1960, Elston got his chance and Berra played more outfield. The man who wore this early 60’s helmet took advantage of his opportunity, and when his career was all said and done, he finished with a .993 career fielding average, one of the highest ever. Offered here is a spectacular Howard game-used batting helmet, featuring the ultra-rare military stencil styled interlocking “NY” logo. The logo, that has been applied in white paint shows up perfectly on the fiberglass midnight-blue shell. This piece can be specifically linked to Elston by the vintage athletic tape affixed to the interior that has been markered “32.” The proper “American Baseball Cap [size] 7 3/8” sticker is still in this helmet with the crown and sweatband padding still intact.
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Auction End: 25-Sep-05 Post Views: 3928
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