George Brett Louisville Slugger signature-model ("P89") bat dating from the 1983-1984 manufacturing period. Graded GU 9 by PSA/DNA. The bat, which is not cracked, displays evidence of heavy use along its entire length, including numerous ball and stitch marks on all sides of the barrel, blue bat-rack marks, and a moderate coat of pine tar on the handle. Brett's initials and uniform number ("GB5") are written on the knob in black marker. Brett has signed the bat in blue Sharpie (grading "8") on the "sweet spot" of the barrel. Brett batted .310 with 25 home runs and 93 RBI in 1983. He followed that up in 1984 by batting .284 with 13 home runs and 69 RBI. His 1983 season, as most fans know, was punctuated by the famous "Pine Tar Game," at Yankee Stadium on July 24th. One of the greatest hitters of the modern era and a three-time batting champion, Brett eclipsed the .300 mark eleven times during his career, including a career-high .390 in 1980. He finished his career with 3,154 hits, 317 home runs, 1,596 RBI and a .305 lifetime average. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1999. Length: 34.5 inches. Weight: 33.3 ounces. LOA from John Taube of PSA/DNA and auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000+.
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