Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez Auto’d Game Used Batting Helmet
American Baseball Cap Company Texas Rangers batting helmet was game worn by future Hall of Fame catcher Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez. The helmet displays considerable game wear with appropriate scuffing and abrasions. The bill of the helmet, top and bottom, has a moderate coat of pine tar. Light pine tar is on the top of the helmet. The location of the tar is a perfect Pudge characteristic which is present on the three helmets we have on the web site.
The helmet is constructed of royal blue high impact plastic with a vented left ear flap. Attached to the front is the Rangers “T” for Texas. Pudge’s number 7 and a red white and blue MLB logo is on the back of the helmet.The interior features foam padding for the left ear and top of the head. The rear foam pad has been removed.This is also considered a Pudge characteristic. The foam padding has also been removed from the headband.
The date dial on the inside of the helmet indicates it’s date of manufacture was October of 1998. Rodriguez’s PSA/DNA authenticated autograph is on the bill with the added notation 99 MVP.
An outstanding game worm item of the slugging All Star catcher, accompanied by our J T Sports letter of authenticity.
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