Already a veteran of nine big league seasons, superstar shortstop Hanley Ramirez reached his first-ever postseason in 2013 and powered the Dodgers to an NLDS triumph over Atlanta with a home run, six RBI and a .500 batting average. As he posted those astounding numbers in the October spotlight, Ramirez wore this batting helmet. The blue plastic shell features a left ear flap, while an “LA” decal is adhered to the front center. At the back, Ramirez’ number “13” is displayed in white-on-blue decals and accompanied by a “2013 Postseason” logo decal. The interior is home to leather-covered padding (with a “Rawlings” label) affixed along the perimeter, back, crown and ear flap. The outer shell is caked with a generous amount of pine tar, which is photo matched in the October 28, 2013 edition of ESPN Magazine.
Impeccable provenance accompanies in the form of an LOA composed and signed by Ramirez, attesting to the helmet’s use in the 2013 postseason. Additionally, the October 28, 2013 edition of ESPN Magazine featured a two-page spread on which a color photo of this very helmet is undeniable in its every aspect. The caption/story details the helmet’s use in the NLDS.