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Earning his keep after inking a five-year $21 million deal in April of 2012, Cleveland Indians backstop Carlos Santana launched 18 home runs while gunning down 25 would-be base stealers. These equipment items were used and/or signed by Santana during that 2012 campaign. Includes:
Carlos Santana 2012 Game-Used Catcher’s Mitt: a black-and-gray leather Louisville Slugger “LS” right-handed model with “Carlos Santana” embroidered to the outer thumb. The mitt is broken in nicely and shows solid game use with wear about the pocket and webbing.
Carlos Santana 2012 Game-Worn Chest Protector: a Louisville Slugger “TPX” piece with multiple padded cells covered in blue and red cloth. Two shoulder patches are fastened with Velcro strips and a padded throat guard features “CS 41” embroidered in white. The item shows heavy game use with turf stains throughout and straps intact.
Carlos Santana 2012 Signed Game-Worn Shin Guards: a pair of Louisville Slugger “TPX” red plastic protective accessories with blue accents, interior padding and fastening straps. On the front of each, Santana has signed in black marker (both “8” strength) and inscribed “41 – game used 2011.” Fastened to the back of each, an “Easton” rear leg padding block has “41” in white applique. These show heavy game use with excessive scuffing about both knee portions.
Carlos Santana 2012 Game-Worn Shoes: pair of “New Balance” size “12” black leather/canvas accessories with red laces and black marker notations of “41” on the heels. There are metal cleats affixed to the bottom of the right shoe, and plastic cleats affixed to the bottom of the right shoe. This may have been a custom of Santana in 2012, or these may be from two different pairs. In any case, both shoes show solid wear with dirt stains throughout.
LOA from Hollywood Collectibles.