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1960 Bill Mazeroski All-Star Game Signed Pro Model Bat
Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $4,406.25
This white-letter Adirondack model "113A" bat was issued to Hall of Fame second baseman Bill Mazeroski for use in the 1960 All-Star Game and has been graded a perfect A10 by MEARS. The bat features the name "Mazeroski" stamped on the barrel in block letters, to the left of which is stamped "1960 All-Stars." The bat displays appropriate use for an All-Star Game bat including both ball and stitch marks. Mazeroski later inscribed the bat in blue Sharpie (grading "10"), "1960 W.S. Game Winning Homer - Bill Mazeroski." 1960 was one of four seasons in which two All-Star Games were played. Mazeroski was the starting National League second baseman in both contests that summer, which were held, respectively, at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City and Yankee Stadium in New York. While Mazeroski's accomplishments in the two All-Star Games that summer are remembered by few today, his name and association with the year 1960 will forever remain etched in the collective memory of baseball historians due to his dramatic game-winning home run in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series. That famous blast, off Yankees pitcher Ralph Terry, capped a stellar series by the eight-time Gold Glove Award winner and gave Pittsburgh its first World Championship in thirty-five years. Not surprisingly, when Mazeroski was later asked to sign this bat, he did so by referencing that defining moment of his career. All-Star Game and World Series bats have always been highly prized by collectors both due to their rarity (normally only two were issued to each participating player) and date-specific provenance. This is an exceptional example in all respects, dating from Mazeroski's legendary 1960 season and with a special historic significance apparent at a glance. Length: 35 inches. Weight: 32.4 ounces. This is one of only three Bill Mazeroski bats ever graded by MEARS and is the highest graded example ever. Graded a perfect A10 by MEARS (5 point base grade plus 3 points added for appropriate event-specific use and 2 points added for its being an All-Star Game bat). LOAs from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS and James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $4,406.25
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