| This vintage style baseball glove was worn by the character “Young Roy Hobbs” portrayed by actor Mark Atienza in the motion picture “The Natural”, starring Robert Redford. The leather pre-war split finger, left-handed glove was custom made for the production. The glove has an adjustable wrist strap with a brass button closure, and the thumb and index finger are connected by a leather webbing. The interior wrist strap has “RED AS BOY” etched into the leather. Mr. Atienza used this glove in the beginning of the film, while playing catch with his father Ed (Alan Fudge).
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 items are in good screen used condition, and are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the prop house.
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