Ernie Banks retired from major league baseball at the conclusion of the 1971 season. He was 40 years old. Over his 19-year career he hit .274, made 2,583 hits, pounded out 512 home runs and 407 doubles, and drove in 1,636 runs. He was enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977, his first year of eligibility. He, Cal Ripken Jr., and Honus Wagner were the shortstops on Major League Baseball’s All-Century Team in 1999.
Measuring a compact 3.75" by 3.5", this Ernie Banks Gladiator wallet is a real head turner. Bust this thing out at the cashier and watch the mouths open wide. Ernie’s small signature almost takes a backseat to all the bold glove details and red baseball stitching. Along with vintage look and feel of the outside, you’re getting plenty of functionality on the inside with multiple card load pockets and a full length cash slot. This wallet won’t last long!