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Johnny Bench Home Run Collection - 1971 All-Star Game: July 17, 1971

Johnny Bench Home Run Collection - 1971 All-Star Game: July 17, 1971

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  • Winning Bid: $500.00
    Reserve Met
Number of Bids: 14 (Bid History)
Bid Increment: $25.00
Quantity Available: 1
Listing #: 3388000
Open Date: Oct 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM EDT
Close Date: Nov 2, 2020 08:00:00 PM EST
Listing Type: RESERVE AUCTION
  • BID HISTORY

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    Name Date Bid
    u***********7
    WINNING
    Nov 2, 2020 07:26:56 PM EST $500.00
    u***********0
    Nov 2, 2020 05:04:16 PM EST $475.00
    u***********8
    Nov 2, 2020 04:38:21 PM EST $450.00
    u***********0
    Nov 2, 2020 11:00:56 AM EST $400.00
    E**5
    Oct 28, 2020 10:02:57 PM EDT $375.00
    u***********7
    Oct 28, 2020 09:00:10 PM EDT $350.00
    u***********9
    Oct 28, 2020 05:12:25 PM EDT $325.00
    u***********7
    Oct 28, 2020 08:59:58 PM EDT $300.00
    b*****5
    Oct 28, 2020 04:49:02 PM EDT $250.00
    b*****5
    Oct 28, 2020 04:48:05 PM EDT $225.00
    7**6
    Oct 28, 2020 04:38:52 PM EDT $150.00
    u***********9
    Oct 28, 2020 04:32:44 PM EDT $125.00
    7**6
    Oct 28, 2020 04:38:37 PM EDT $125.00
    u***********9
    Oct 28, 2020 04:32:26 PM EDT $100.00
  • Item Description

    The 1971 All-Star Game played at Detroit's Tiger Stadium was a battle of the long ball as all of the game's runs were scored via home runs. The six home runs hit in the game tied a then- All-Star Game record. Johnny Bench kicked off the home run barrage with one out in the second inning when he belted a Vida Blue offering to deep right-centerfield. Willie Stargell scored in front of Bench to give the NL a 2-0 lead. The NL's lead expanded to 3-0 on a solo home run by Hank Aaron in the third but the advantage proved to be short-lived as the AL took the lead on the strength of two-run home runs by Reggie Jackson and Frank Robinson in the bottom of the inning. Jackson's home run famously hit a light tower on Tiger Stadium's roof. Harmon Killebrew added a two-run homer in the sixth to extend the AL's lead to 6-3. Roberto Clemente's solo homer in the eighth rounded out the scoring as the AL won the game, 6-4. Bench's home run was the second of three he hit in All-Star competition.

    Now, the Reds Hall of Fame's Johnny Bench Home Run Collection, gives you the opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind commemorative of this historic home run. Bench has signed and numbered 389 baseballs representing each of his career regular season home runs. In addition, Bench has signed and inscribed baseballs representing each of his postseason and All-Star game home runs. Each Official Major League baseball in the collection features the exclusive Reds Hall of Fame Johnny Bench Collection logo and is housed in a deluxe frame that includes an elegantly designed photograph that identifies the home run. By purchasing a home run from the Collection, you become the owner of that home run in perpetuity. A personalized Certificate of Ownership accompanies each home run and the designated name of the owner of the home run is listed on the Museum's online Johnny Bench Home Run Collection database.

    Don't miss this chance to have your name forever associated with one of the indelible moments in the career of Baseball's Greatest Catcher. Place your bid today!

    Please note that there is a 4-5 week shipping window after the auction closes. Please refer to this window rather than the 1-3 week shipping window listed below.
  • Auction Details

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