| The glove and ball were used by the character “Bump Bailey” portrayed by Michael Madsen, in the 1984 motion picture “The Natural”, starring Robert Redford. The leather right-handed glove was custom made for the production with adjustable wrist strap and brass button closure. The fingers are connected by leather lacing with an extra knot between the thumb and index finger, extra internal padding was added to the palm by the property master for safety. The original lacing was replaced and the leather placket removed for use in subsequent production. Copies of the continuity page with Polaroid of Madsen wearing the glove in scenes 74 through 79 are included.
The baseball was custom made for the production and used by principle characters while filming and batting practice. The ball is an exact replica of the Spalding Baseball manufactured during 1932 -1933. The balls is nine inches in diameter, weighs five ounces with a cushion cork center, off white leather exterior with red and blue stitching. The period correct markings and logos are stamped in blue ink on the exterior; "Official National League Reg U.S Pat Off", cushioned cork center, IN. 5 oz, and Spalding No 1.
“The Natural” starring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, and Robert Prosky, was nominated for four Academy Awards. It stands as one of the most beloved sports movies of all time. These props are in excellent screen used condition, and are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the prop house. Presented by The Golden Closet, your premier source for iconic screen used wardrobe, props, and entertainment memorabilia.