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This vintage and original passport once belong to Baseball lifer Bobby Valentine. The passport was issued in 1971 and expired in 1976 and saw tons of use in what appear to be either Vacations, or baseball related offseason journeys. The passport comes with an original Black and White Photo of Valentine during his rookie season with the Dodgers and also features two rookie season signature.

Valentine made the Dodgers out of spring training in 1971, and batted .249 with one home run and 25 runs batted in. The following season, he managed to play in 119 games by playing many different positions—including shortstop, second base, third and all three outfield positions. His batting average improved to .274 in 1972, but he was not showing his early promise as a major leaguer, and following the season, he was packaged in a trade along with Frank Robinson, Billy Grabarkewitz, Bill Singer and Mike Strahler to the California Angels for Andy Messersmith and Ken McMullen. As a regular starter for the Angels, Valentine was batting .302 when he suffered a multiple compound leg fracture at Anaheim Stadium after his spikes got caught in the outfield's chain link fence while attempting to catch a home run ball hit by Dick Green.

This passport comes from the collection of Bobby Valentine.

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Auction closed on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
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