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Lot # 1299 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1982 Gaylord Perry Signed Game-Used Glove

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,057.50

This Mizuno right-handed fielder’s glove, used by Gaylord Perry in 1982 (the year in which he won his 300th game), is accompanied by extraordinary documentation directly from Gaylord Perry attesting to its authenticity and provenance. The Mizuno GOK-3 model glove features the number “36” (Perry’s uniform number) written on the thumb in faded black marker and displays overall wear. Perry has inscribed the glove in blue marker (grading “9”) on the thumb: “Best Wishes Gaylord Perry 1982 Season.” Ten years later, Perry once again attested to the glove’s provenance by adding the blue Sharpie inscription, “This glove was game used in 1982 - G. J. P. – 7-2-92.” That second inscription appears below the first and grades “9.” If that weren’t enough, in 1996 Perry provided a signed typed letter additionally documenting and confirming the glove’s provenance: “The Mizuno GOK 3 World Series model glove signed by me ‘Best Wishes Gaylord Perry 1982 Season’ and ‘This glove was game used in 1982 (7-2-92) GJP’ was in fact used by me as described during the 1982 season.” 1982 was Perry’s penultimate season in the Major Leagues and was highlighted by his 300th win on May 6th. Best known for his blatant use of the spit ball, Gaylord Perry won twenty or more games on five separate occasions and was the first pitcher in history to win Cy Young Awards in both leagues. He finished his career with 314 wins and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991. Players rarely part with their gloves, and it is even rarer that an example is documented with such ironclad provenance direct from a Hall of Famer. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,057.50

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