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    AN EXPANSIVE TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY BENCH. Though the Big Red Machine was a star-studded roster, its cohesion was effected by the immortal Johnny Bench.  Here presented is an extensive array of momentos in tribute to the splendid Hall of Fame catcher.  1) an unused, but personally ordered H&B Model JB4 Johnny Bench bat (NM);  2) a 1969 Topps Reds team poster (#20) - a beauty (NM/MT);  3) 1976 Kroger's complete 16-photo set (NM/MT);  4) 1969 Cincinnati Reds Official Yearbook (NM);  5)  a mid-production rendering of #8 in 1970 Topps Super.  This Bench card has square corners and is blank-back (NM/MT);  6) From Behind the Plate photo autobiography (1972).  Dust jacket is EX, book is NM/MT;  7) NM/MT unused 1971 Bazooka box (Carty/Bench/Harper);  8) the rare 1974 Topps puzzle - unnumbered Bench (NM/MT);  9) NM/MT Bench 'fotoball,' signed on the sweet spot in black Sharpie (10);  10) 1971 Bench Slurpee cup (no cracks - NM);  11) 1977 RC Cola can (empty) (NM/MT);  12) Cards: 1972 OPC (NM), 1977 Topps cloth #3 (NM/MT), and 1969 Milton Bradley (EX/MT);  13)  1971 Topps Coin #149 Bench (EX/MT);  14) assortment of nine different paperbound contemporary publications, all featuring Bench on the cover (EX/MT/better);  and 15) a 16" Johnny Bench souvenir mini bat (EX/MT).  

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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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