Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Johnny Bench Bat Card
Bench, a 14 time All-Star, was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1968. Two seasons later he was named the NL MVP (again in 1972). 1970 also brought him the Major League Player of the Year honor. From 1968 through 1977 he won the Gold Glove award as a catcher. His 17 seasons, all in Cincinnati, had him playing in a variety of positions, Catcher, 1B, 3B and spread out across the outfield. He played in four World Series, with the Reds winning two of them, in 1975 and 1976. He was the World Series MVP in 1976.
I won this on ebay for $1.25, plus $3.26 shipping. Under my $5.00 self imposed limit. The subtle shades on the card are relaxing. The artwork is clean. I'm glad to have this one in my collection.