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(20) Single-Signed Game-Used Bats With Salmon, Steinbach and R. Washington

Lot Number 441

Quantity: Bid Starts: 02/03/2014 12:00:00 
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Description

This gathering of (20) white ash and maple weapons doubles as a game-used and autographed arsenal! Wielded by and endorsed by recent big leaguers (with a couple of minor league stars included), the bats show solid use and showcase bold signatures (average (“8-9” strength). Includes: S. Chacon, Cordova, Dunston, J. Estrada, N. Gold, Heintz, K. Hill, Hillenbrand, C. Jacobs, D. Jackson, Linden, M. Moreland, Petrick, Reboulet, Salmon, Sexson, Steinbach, G. Vaughn, T. Walker and R. Washington. Auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.

Shawn Chacon: 2002-2005 Louisville Slugger (31-oz/34”) “C271” block-letter model with a cupped, end, tan handle and black “Smith” finish on the barrel. Chacon has signed in silver marker (“10” strength) and inscribed “34” between the silver-colored center brand and barrel stampings. The uncracked weapon shows moderate use with ball, bat-rack and stitch marks throughout, as well as pine-tar residue about the handle.

Marty Cordova: 1995-1999 Louisville Slugger (31.6-oz/34-3/4”) “P116” signature model with a black “Smith” finish and silver-colored barrel stampings. Cordova has signed in silver marker (“9” strength) between the center brand and barrel stampings. The uncracked bat shows moderate use with ball and deeply embedded stitch marks about the hitting surface. There is heavy pine-tar residue on the handle and a black marker notation of “25” on the knob, suggesting use by another player, as Cordova never wore the number “25” during his Major League career.

Shawon Dunston: 2001-2002 Louisville Slugger (31.6-oz/34”) “R219” signature model with a flare knob, deep-brown barrel and gold-colored barrel stampings. Dunston has signed in silver marker (“9-10” strength) and inscribed “#23” just above the barrel stampings. The bat shows moderate use with ball and bat-rack marks on the barrel, as well as a lengthy H-shaped crack on the handle, which features a “Walker” finish.

Johnny Estrada: 2006 Louisville Slugger (32.2-oz/33-1/2”) “B267” block-letter model with a brown “Walker” finish and gold-colored barrel stampings. Estrada has signed in blue marker (“9-10” strength) between the manufacturer’s logo decal and barrel stampings. The maple weapon shows excessive use with ball, bat-rack and deeply embedded stitch marks throughout, as well as a heavy application of Mota Stick and a lengthy handle crack whose length in obscured by an 11” layer of athletic tape. Estrada’s number “23” is inscribed on the barrel end in silver marker.

Nate Gold: 2002-2009 Louisville Slugger (32.8-oz/34”) “I13” block-letter model with a brown “Walker” finish, gold-colored barrel stampings and a cupped end. Gold has signed in silver marker (“8” strength) just to the left of the barrel stampings. The maple weapon shows light use with surface marks about the barrel, pine-tar residue on the handle, and a crack obscured by a 9” layer of athletic tape. In silver marker, “65” is written on the knob. Gold played in the Texas Rangers organization from 2002 through 2009, but never appeared with the parent club.

Chris Heintz: 2007 Louisville Slugger (29.2-oz/33-3/4”) “C271” block-letter model signed at the end of the barrel in blue marker (“9-10” strength) and inscribed “41.” The bat features a cupped end and shows heavy use with ball, bat-rack and surface marks throughout, as well as transposed ball stampings and an application of Mota Stick on the handle’s upper portion. A lengthy handle crack has been secured by a 2” layer of athletic tape. Heintz’ number “41” is inscribed on the knob in blue marker. An MLB Authentication hologram attests to the authenticity of both the bat’s game use and Heintz’ autograph.

Koyie Hill: 2005 Louisville Slugger (31-oz/34-1/4”) “H271” block-letter model with a brown finish and flare knob. Hill has signed in silver marker (“8” strength) between the gold-colored center brand and barrel stampings. The uncracked lumber shows moderate use with ball, bat-rack and stitch marks throughout, as well as grain swelling about the hitting surface and transposed ball stampings. Remnants of a gripping agent remain on the lower portion of the handle. Hill’s number “5” is inscribed on the barrel end in silver marker.

Shea Hillenbrand: 2003-2004 Louisville Slugger (31.4-oz/33-7/8”) “S318” block-letter model signed in black marker (“8”) strength and inscribed “28” between the center brand and barrel stampings. Heavy use is evident with ball, bat-rack and stitch impressions throughout, as well as grain swelling and transposed stampings on the barrel. A lengthy handle crack extends through and beyond the center brand. Hillenbrand’s number “28” is inscribed on the barrel end.

Chris Jacobs: MAX Bat (33.6-oz/35”) “174” model with a black “Smith” finish and cupped end. Jacobs has signed in silver marker (“9” strength) between the manufacturer’s logo decal and barrel stampings. The maple lumber shows heavy use with ball and deeply embedded stitch marks throughout, as well as multiple handle cracks. Jacobs has played in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ minor league system since 2007.

Darrin Jackson: 1997 Louisville Slugger (31.6-oz/33”) “R161” block-letter model with a black “Smith” finish and cupped end. Jackson has signed in silver marker (“8” strength) between the center brand and barrel stampings. Heavy use is evident with ball, bat-rack and stitch impressions about the hitting surface, as well as transposed ball stampings. There is finish loss on the handle (likely from scoring) and a lengthy H-shaped crack. Jackson’s number “15” is written on the knob in silver marker.

Todd Linden: 2003-2007 Louisville Slugger (30.8-oz/34-1/4”) “C243” block-letter model with a black “Smith” finish and silver-colored barrel stampings. Linden has signed in silver marker (“8” strength) between the center brand and barrel stampings. Bat shows heavy use with ball and deeply embedded stitch marks about the barrel, as well as multiple handle cracks that have been secured by two layers of tape.

Mitch Moreland: 2011 Louisville Slugger (33.2-oz/34”) “I13L” block letter model with a tan handle and black “Smith” finish on the barrel. Between the manufacturer’s logo and barrel stampings, Moreland has signed in silver marker (“8” strength) and inscribed “18.” The maple weapon features a cupped end and shows tremendous use with ball, bat-rack and deeply embedded stitch marks on the barrel, as well as heavy applications of pine tar and Mota Stick on the handle, and a lengthy H-shaped crack.

Ben Petrick: 2001-2003 Louisville Slugger (31-oz/34”) “C271” block-letter model signed in blue marker (“10” strength) and inscribed “#6” above the MLB silhouette logo between the center brand and barrel stampings. The uncracked weapon features a cupped end and shows moderate use with ball, bat-rack and stitch marks throughout, as well as transposed ball stampings about the barrel and pine-tar residue on the upper portion of the handle.

Jeff Reboulet: 1992-1996 Louisville Slugger (31.2-oz/34”) “H238” signature model signed between the center brand and barrel stampings in blue marker (“9-10” strength). The uncracked weapon features a cupped end and shows moderate use, with ball, bat-rack and stitch marks about the barrel.

Tim Salmon: 1998 Rawlings-Adirondack (31.4-oz/34”) block-letter blue ring model signed by Salmon in blue marker (“8-9” strength) between the manufacturer’s logo and barrel stampings. The bat shows moderate use with ball, bat-rack and surface marks throughout, as well as multiple handle cracks that have been secured with an adhesive agent. There is a 6-1/2” layer of athletic tape on the handle and a black marker notation of “15” on the knob.

Richie Sexson: 2004 Louisville Slugger (30.2-oz/34”) “M110” signature model with a black “Smith” finish and silver-colored barrel stampings. Sexson has signed in silver marker (“8” strength) and inscribed “44” between the center brand and barrel stampings. This signature/inscription was likely rendered during Sexson’s tenure with Seattle (2005-2008), as he wore the number “11” while with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004. The uncracked bat shows outstanding game use with ball, deeply embedded stitch marks and transposed ball stampings about the barrel, as well as grain swelling and checking on the hitting surface.

Terry Steinbach: 1986-1999 Hoosier Bat Co. (32-oz/34”) “HB 10” model with a black “Smith” finish and gold-colored barrel stampings. Steinbach has signed in gold marker (“9-10” strength) on the barrel. The bat shows moderate use with ball, stitch marks and transposed ball stampings on the barrel. There is heavy pine-tar residue and a 4-1/2” crack on the handle, while “36” is inscribed on the knob in silver marker.

Greg Vaughn: 2000-2002 Sam Bat (33.4-oz/34-1/4”) “Rideau Crusher” model with a brown finish and flare knob. Vaughn has signed on the barrel in blue marker (“10” strength). Moderate use is evident with ball, bat-rack and stitch marks throughout, as well as pine-tar residue on the upper portion of the handle and a 6” slice of wood missing from the handle. Gold paint notations of “5” on the knob and barrel end suggest use by a teammate, as Vaughn wore “23” while with the Devil Rays.

Todd Walker: Louisville Slugger (31.6-oz/33”) “C271” block-letter model with a “Walker” finish on the handle, a brown barrel and gold-colored barrel stampings. Walker has signed in gold marker (“7” strength) between the center brand and barrel stampings. Bat shows heavy use with ball, bat-rack, stitch marks and transposed ball stampings throughout, as well as grain swelling and checking about the hitting surface. The handle is home to Mota Stick and a lengthy H-shaped handle crack.

Ron Washington: 1981-1983 Louisville Slugger (33.6-oz/34”) “R133” signature model with a tan handle and brown barrel. Washington has signed in silver marker (“8” strength) just below the barrel stampings. The white ash weapon shows heavy use with ball, bat-rack and stitch marks throughout, as well as a lengthy H-shaped handle crack and a black marker notation of “38” on the knob.

NOTE:
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