“Outspoken,” “controversial” and “stubborn” are mild adjectives in any attempt to describe former slugger Dick Allen. This Adirondack (39.9-oz/36”) “246RA” block-letter bat was issued to and signed by Allen during the 1971-1974 labeling period, which included an MVP campaign and culminated with Allen leading the league in home runs – despite missing the last 21 games to tend to his horse farm. On the barrel, Allen’s black marker autograph shows (“10”) strength. Bat is uncracked with no game use. Full photo LOA from PSA/DNA. More on our website.
Turned from high-grade white ash, the red-ring weapon has bat-rack and surface marks but shows no game use. The model number, length and weight specifications match those on Allen’s ordering records. The PSA/DNA full photo LOA attests to the bat’s authenticity only, as the autograph (which is personalized in Allen’s hand) matches other exemplars and is presumed to be authentic.
Also included is a red leather belt worn by Allen during the latter portion (1964-1969) of his tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies. The buckled accessory shows heavy wear and has a black marker notation of “15” on the inside. This game-used souvenir was obtained from the Tidewater Tides, who were the Phillies’ Class A affiliate from 1966 through 1968. An LOA from the original purchaser accompanies.