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    1966 Roberto Clemente Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 8--MVP Season! It's been nearly a half century since this noble hero of our national pastime disappeared beneath the waves of the Atlantic, but his legend has only grown since his sudden and tragic demise, a fact borne out by a $198,000 result for his 1971 World Series bat in our August 2019 Platinum Night auction. Here we present a bat likewise blessed by elite historical placement and an impressive rating from the experts at PSA/DNA.

    The signature model Hillerich & Bradsby U1 is one of the hobby's most instantly recognizable bats in the hobby due to its unusual knobless handle format and its somewhat Ruthian dimensions of thirty-six inches (36") in length and nearly thirty-five ounces (34.8 oz.) in weight. Handle is uncracked and barrel exhibits light game use, with a couple ball marks and a streak of green bat rack paint. The original weight (35 1/2) and Clemente's jersey number (21) are written in pencil and faded red marker respectively on the knob.

    The vintage, of course, is the greatest draw of this particular model, finding the heroic outfielder surging to career highs in home runs (29), total bases (342) and runs batted in (119) to claim his only National League MVP Award. The PSA/DNA letter notes that the bat was gifted to a concession stand worker at Three Rivers Stadium circa 1970. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 8.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2020
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
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