Lot # 53: Rare Turn of the Century Reach Inflatable Chest Protector

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 5 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

Rare and desirable piece of early baseball equipment, an innovative item dating back to the turn of the century.  This adult-sized Reach Inflatable Chest Protector has held up quite well, given its age and intended use.  There are no rips, tears, or signs of restoration, just some of the "battle scars" one loves to see on equipment made for playing the game.  The original Reach tag remains sewn to the neck strap, and the waist strap and buckle remain fully intact.  The original inflation valve is also present.  A fine example of a seldom-seen style of baseball equipment, an early innovation to the Tools of Ignorance.

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