Johnny Bench Painting (18X24)
This item, a painting of Cincinnati Reds legend Johnny Bench (inspired by his 1978 Topps card) on an 18X24 wood canvas, is 1 of 1. There is no other like it.
Lost Ballparks artist Michael Koser has created a new series of original paintings, "Lost Ballparks Legends" featuring some of baseball's all-time greats.
Johnny Bench, arguably the greatest catcher in baseball history, was a 14x All-Star, 2x World Champion, 2x NL MVP, 10x Gold Glove winner, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame (Class of '89), the "Big Red Machine" and MLB's "All Century Team"!
"But man, oh man, you should have seen Johnny Bench catch a game. It was a huge comfort level. You had the best catcher in baseball. You had one of the best ever– wearing a Cincinnati Reds uniform.
Just the name, Johnny Bench. It’s magic.
For those of us who were lucky enough to see him play baseball, we were blessed. It was a once in a lifetime baseball experience.
Sort of like watching Roberto Clemente. Or Reggie Jackson at the plate taking a ferocious swing. Watching Dave Parker uncork a strong throw from rightfield. Bob Gibson’s grimace or the incredible grace and power of Sandy Koufax pitching.
Johnny Bench is #5.
He’s all ours, Reds fans." - John Ring - Redlegnation.com