About Johnny Bench Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Historical Johnny Bench Milestones
Being referred to as the greatest catcher of all-time is an incredibly humbling compliment, especially when given by the Worldwide Leader in Sports, ESPN. The best catcher ever to play the game is exactly what the sports network called former Cincinnati Reds great, Johnny Bench. After being a top baseball and basketball player in the state of Oklahoma, Bench was selected 36th overall by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1965 MLB Draft. Bench’s career began making history in just his first full season in the majors he was awarded the National League Rookie of the Year and Gold Glove Awards. This was the first time in MLB history that both prestigious awards were given to a rookie player. What Johnny Bench started in the 60’s, he absolutely continued in the 70’s as he dominated the field. Bench truly busted on to the MLB scene in 1970 when he led the league with 45 homeruns and 148 RBIs on his way to becoming the youngest National League MVP winner. Bench didn’t slow down there; leading the league once again in home runs and RBIs and taking home yet another NL MVP trophy in 1972. During his all-star play of the 1970’s, Johnny Bench was at the helm of a famed group of players called “The Big Red Machine”. The Machine was composed of Bench and fellow all-stars, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, and Tony Perez, under the leadership of the great manager, Sparky Anderson. The Big Red Machine of the early to mid-1970’s dominated Major League Baseball, winning four National League pennants and two consecutive World Series championships. Johnny Bench was not only known as the best-hitting catchers of his time, but also one of the best-hitting catchers the game has ever seen alongside ex-Boston star, Carlton Fisk, and New York Mets legend, Mike Piazza. Bench walked away from the game in 1983 after spending 17 illustrious years with the Cincinnati Reds. Johnny Bench ended his baseball career with 14 MLB All-Star Game appearances, ten Gold Glove Awards, and a World Series MVP Award all on his resume.
At the center of the Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine", Johnny Bench etched his name in baseball history as one of the most memorable players to take the field. Well-known for his unparalleled defense behind the plate that revolutionized the position and amazing offensive production, Bench was rightfully elected as a first ballot Hall of Famer in 1989 and had his #5 retired in 1984. The great Cincinnati Reds backstop will forever be known as a true winner of the game and one of baseball’s greatest hitting catchers. Add the greatest man to ever play his position to your collection and check out the complete collection of Johnny Bench memorabilia to take home a piece of MLB history.
Collecting Johnny Bench Memorabilia
Johnny Bench Baseballs
: Cincinnati Reds catcher, Johnny Bench proved to be a master at hitting baseballs throughout his 17-season career in Major League Baseball. The 14-time All-Star tallied over 2,000 hits during his career, including three seasons in which he led the National League in runs batted in. Honor the great hitting catcher with a Johnny Bench signed baseball for your sports room or collection. All Johnny Bench autographed baseballs feature an authentic signature from the Hall of Fame catcher himself and many include rare inscriptions denoting his career achievements. Celebrate the fantastic career moments of Bench with a ball inscribed with “Big Red Machine” or “10x GG”. Whether it’s for your own personal collection or for your favorite Reds fan, our Johnny Bench signed baseballs are the perfect purchase.
Johnny Bench Bats
: Johnny Bench joins the lies of Carlton Fisk and Mike Piazza as being known as one of the greatest hitting catchers of all-time. Bench swung the bat with grace during his tenure in Cincinnati, hitting 2,000 career hits and recording 1,376 RBIs. Take home one of the most treasured items in sports memorabilia with one of our Johnny Bench autographed bats. These wooden bats feature the authentic signature of the 11-time All-Star and are the perfect display piece for your personal baseball collection at work or home. The Hall of Famer is known for being one of the leaders of the legendary Big Red Machine of the 1970’s and his autographed merchandise adds immense value to all sports collections. As a timeless player who will be remembered forever for his outstanding defense and offensive productivity, add his legacy to your collection with a Johnny Bench signed bat.
Johnny Bench Jerseys
: After a standard-setting, illustrious 16-year Major League career, two-time National League Most Valuable Player Johnny Bench retired from baseball in 1983 and the following year, the Cincinnati Reds decided no future players to join the franchise would be given the privilege of wearing Bench’s iconic number 5. Bench donned the number 5 during his 17 years in Cincinnati in which he was responsible for leading the Reds to four World Series appearances and two championship titles. Take home your very own number 5 with one of our authentic Johnny Bench signed jerseys. Our selection of Johnny Bench autographed jerseys features the memorable red, white, and grey uniforms worn by Cincinnati players during their domination of the National League. A jersey signed by the Hall of Fame catcher Bench preserves the career of a legend and is the ideal centerpiece for any baseball collection.
Johnny Bench Photos
: Johnny Bench and the Big Red Machine’s success of the 1970’s gave baseball fans a variety of great images and memories. At the helm of the Machine was Bench, the Reds catcher and 14-time MLB All-Star. Celebrate the fantastic career of one of baseball’s best hitting catchers with a Johnny Bench signed photo. Our authentic Johnny Bench autographed photos feature the signature of the 1970 and 1972 NL MVP over high quality images highlighting some of the finest moments in his career. Some of our exclusive signed Johnny Bench photos include the former catcher with fellow Hall of Fame teammates Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, and Tony Perez and Bench getting ready to make a play at the plate in the 1976 World Series. A perfect addition to collections everywhere, a Johnny Bench signed photo is also an ideal investment that will continue to acquire value over the years.