Johnny Bench Home Run Collection - 1973 All-Star Game: July 24, 1973
Winning Bid: $450.00
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The 1973 edition of the Midsummer Classic was held at Kansas City's new Royals Stadium that had opened at the start of the 1973 season. After falling behind, 1-0, in the second inning, the NL took a 2-1 lead in the third inning and Johnny Bench made it a 3-1 contest in the fourth with a lead-off home run off the Angels' Bill Singer. The NL tacked on four more runs and rolled to a 7-1 victory. Bench's homer was the last of three home runs he hit in All-Star play and the only solo All-Star Game home run of his career. Bench's three career All-Star home runs is tied for fourth on the All-Time list. Only Stan Musial (6), Ted Williams (4) and Fred Lynn (4) hit more home runs 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!
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