With intelligence, determination and matinee idol looks, Jim Palmer pitched his way to three Cy Young Awards, became the only hurler to win World Series games in three different decades and went 3,948 innings without ever yielding a grand slam. This Spalding “4220” fielder’s glove was used by the Orioles great during the prime of his Hall of Fame Career. Specifications and details of incredible provenance on our website.
The right-handed fielder’s glove features a “Spalding” label and shows excellent game use with wear and scuff marks about the pocket and webbing, as well as perspiration-induced discoloration on the fur-lined wrist backing. The glove hails from the personal collection of former Baltimore Orioles videographer Vincent Greco. At the request of team ownership, Greco began filming the Orioles with a Bell and Howell Super 8 camera to capture footage to help assist in spotting/correcting players’ mechanical flaws. As compensation for his work, Greco was given free tickets and, along the way, bonded with many Orioles players and acquired game-used equipment items. The offered glove was used by Palmer (a four-time Gold Glove recipient) during the prime of his remarkable career. Getty Images shows several likeness of Palmer wearing this model. These images date until the 1977 season during which, Palmer switched to a “Wilson” model. Accompanying is a full photo LOA signed by Greco’s daughter, Clele, as well as by renowned game-used expert Dennis Esken.
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