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Old 02-11-2019, 09:51 AM
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Bill H@e1ig
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Default Frank Robinson California Angels Batting Helmet

While I knew he was very ill, I was still very saddened to hear the news that Baseball Legend & Hall of Famer Frank Robinson had passed away last week. My game used collection only has a handful of non Orioles items, however I am grateful that one of those items is the last batting helmet that Frank wore as a member of the (then) California Angels in 1974. The helmet was originally sourced from an Angels clubhouse employee who took the helmet home as a souvenir the day that Frank was traded to the Indians (he then wrote the date in Ink on the interior label). RIP Frank & thank you for the memories.

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Old 02-11-2019, 01:15 PM
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Awesome helmet! Great player. Sad loss.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:45 PM
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Great piece from an epic player. I wish I had something game-used from his Reds era. Can't say I have ever seen anything on the auction block, other than a couple of bats.

Very interesting to see that the Angels were still using fiberglass helmets into the mid 1970s. When you find these fiberglass examples, they're almost always from the '60s. Awesome Helmet!
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:50 PM
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Great piece, Bill!

RIP, Frank.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:13 PM
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Very nice helmet!

Very sad news. Frank was one of my favorites...
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:03 PM
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Great helmet Bill!
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