1957 Johnny Blanchard Rawlings Gold Glove Award
1957 was the first year Rawlings presented Gold Gloves to baseball's best defensive players, and the only season minor leaguers were singled out for the honors. This trophy - awarded to catcher Johnny Blanchard - is in EX condition with slight wear and minor tarnishing to the figure and gold plate on which the glove rests. The glove reads: "MINOR LEAGUE ALL-STAR FIELDING TEAM", while the gold plate reads: "1957 RAWLINGS SILVER GLOVE AWARD C JOHN BLANCHARD MINOR LEAGUE ALL-STAR FIELDING TEAM". Blanchard won two World Series crowns with the New York Yankees (1961-62), the team with whom he played the majority of his career. During the 1961 fall classic, he batted .400 with a couple of home runs.
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