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George Brett Signed Pine Tar Ticket and Mini Bat
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $580.00
Two items which together comprise a unique display devoted to a short but very memorable moment of baseball lore, now forever remembered as "The Pine Tar Incident ." The date was July 24, 1983 and neither George Brett nor his Kansas City Royals were vying for any particular accomplishment. The Yankees, on the other hand, still had high hopes for their place in the final standings. And when Brett swatted a go-ahead homer in the top of the ninth in Yankee Stadium, Billy Martin reached to "a shameful depth of technical protest." From there, the story has been endlessly retold; life continued - Kansas City finished twenty games off the pace while the Yankees ended their season in third place. And George Brett's mad dash onto the field, in his own version of protest, is forever engrained into the collective consciousness of America. The memory of the game is preserved in a small but tangible way by the offered ticket stub from that game, which has been signed by George Brett ("10"). Accompanying the signed ticket is a very unusual and amusing companion piece, a commemorative mini bat bearing the notation of the incident (along with Brett's simulated autograph) on the barrel. And, of course, the handle has the appropriate application of simulated pine tar. Total 2 items. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Total 2 items. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $580.00
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