Machado made his MLB debut in August 2012. In 2013, Machado earned a spot on the American League All-Star team on his way to leading the league in doubles with 51. He was also recognized as one of the best fielders in the game, winning a Gold Glove Award. Machado won his second Gold Glove in 2015, and made the All-Star Game in 2015 and 2016. His defensive prowess has earned him frequent comparisons to former Orioles third baseman and Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson. In 2018, Machado was hitting .313 with 21 home runs and 60 RBIs, and made his fourth All-Star appearance. An impending free agent, he was then traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers the day after the game and helped the team make the World Series. Machado struggled in the series, batting just .182 with no extra base hits as the Dodgers fell to the Boston Red Sox. That offseason, Machado signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres, the richest contract in the history of North American sports at the time.
This full size authentic Baltimore Orioles helmet was signed in black by Machado and includes a JSA sticker and COA.