Roy Rogers birthplace in Cincinnati was at 412 2nd Street, which was later torn down to build Riverfront Stadium for the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club. In the early 1980s, Roy and Dusty visited Riverfront Stadium where Roy threw out the first pitch and Dusty sang the National Anthem. While there, Roy staked claim to 2nd base as his birthplace, so Marge Schott, the Reds owner, ordered 2nd base torn up, had it signed by all the players, and presented it to Roy. Notable signatures include Johnny Bench, Ken Griffey Jr, Dan Driessen and others.
Provenance: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum, Victorville, CA and Branson, MO;
to Christie's, July 2010; to present owner.
Includes Certificate of Authenticity signed by Roy "Dusty" Rogers, Jr.
Brian Lebel's High Noon Auction, Jan 24, 2015