One of baseball's most famous plays took place during the 1954 World Series. With the score tied in the 8th inning of Game 1 and two men on base, Willie Mays tracked down a fly ball launched by the Cleveland Indians Vic Wertz well over 400 feet into the Polo Ground's cavernous centerfield area. Mays' return throw to second base held the runners at first and third to preserve the score at 2-2 and the NY Giants went on to win the game in extra innings. A five-tool superstar, Mays is also known for making basket catches look easy. Willie's slick fielding style is celebrated with this vintage figure lot of (2). Featured are:
1958-1962 Hartland statue with Mays posed in basket catch mode. This gleaming figure has a light-cream uniform and shows just the slightest traces of wear to rate as (NM).
1966 Aurora "Great Moments in Sports" model commemorating Mays' 1954 WS catch (EX-MT). This built-up piece presents handsomely despite a somewhat streaky paint job on the uniform. The accompanying original factory box retains a well-formed shape to rate as (EX+).