Baseball’s winningest team (and back-to-back World Champions) during the 1970s despite having only one 20-game winner (Jim Merritt, 1970), the Cincinnati Reds wreaked havoc throughout the decade as the “Big Red Machine,” letting potent bats do the talking. This 1976 American Baseball Cap size 7-1/4 Authentic Diamond helmet is autographed by the entire starting (8, aka. the "Great Eight") of the Famous Big Red Machine with signatures of average (“9”) potency. The legendary team steamrolled through the 1976 playoff undefeated, including a NLCS sweep of the Phillies and a World Series sweep of the Yankees. The only player not to be an all-star in 1976 was Cesar Geronimo, who ended the season with a .307 average. Includes: Johnny Bench (HOF), Dave Concepcion (All-Star), George Foster (1977 NL MVP), Cesar Geronimo (All-Star), Ken Griffey (All-Star), Joe Morgan (1975 & 1976 NL MVP), Tony Perez (HOF), Pete Rose (All-Time Hit King!). The helmet presents well with moderate game wear about the head band and on top of the keepsake. Full photo LOA from JSA.
Note: The LOA notes that "There is a faint signature of Pete Rose underneath the signature of Pete Rose", meaning the current penning has been placed over an original, faded signature.
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