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"500 Home Run Club" Signed Photo and Bat (2)
Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $1,997.50
"500 Home Run Club" limited-edition signed photograph and bat, each of which originates from one of the legendary early 500 Home Run Club signing shows in the 1980s. At that time there were eleven then-living members of that elite fraternity: Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Ernie Banks, Mike Schmidt, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, Willie McCovey, Eddie Mathews, Reggie Jackson, and Harmon Killebrew. Photo: 16 x 20-inch color photo picturing the aforementioned eleven players posing together. Signed by all eleven players in either blue or black Sharpie ("10") plus Eddie Murray (Murray is not pictured). The photo is numbered "58/500" in the lower right corner and has been matted and framed to total dimensions of 26 x 22 inches. Bat: a 34-inch Rawlings blue-ring model P302 bat signed in blue Sharpie ("9/10") by all of the aforementioned eleven players plus Rafael Palmeiro. The bat features an affixed plaque on the barrel bearing the engraved names of the eleven then-living club members and is numbered "284/300" on the knob. All of the signatures grade "9/10" and both the photo and bat are in Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 2 items (bat and photo). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,997.50
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