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"500 Home Run Club" Limited-Edition Signed Bat (14 Signatures Including Mantle, Williams, etc.)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $3,525.00
Rawlings P302 blue-ring model bat signed by the following fourteen members of baseball’s fabled 500 Home Run Club: Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Ernie Banks, Mike Schmidt, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, Willie McCovey, Eddie Mathews, Reggie Jackson, Harmon Killebrew, Eddie Murray, Mark McGwire, and Rafael Palmeiro. Each player has signed the bat in blue Sharpie and all of the signatures grade “9" to "10.” This bat, which originates from one of the early 500 Home Run Club signing shows in the 1980s, is one of only 300 such bats signed at the time and is numbered “221/300” on the knob. During the bat's initial signing there were only eleven living members in the 500 Home Run Club (Aaron, Mays, Robinson, Jackson, Schmidt, Mantle, Killebrew, Williams, McCovey, Banks and Mathews) and their names have been engraved on a plaque that is affixed to the barrel. Later, as other players joined the club, Barry Halper added Murray, McGwire, and Palmeiro. Currently, this bat needs only the signatures of Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa for modern-day completeness. The bat measures 34 inches in length and is in Near Mint condition. From the Barry Halper Collection. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $3,525.00
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