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    Alex Rodriguez 1996 Grand Slam #3 Home Run Baseball It takes more than just numbers to make a great player. A true superstar comes through in the clutch, brings the runners home. Though only twenty years old at the time, A-Rod's ability to stay cool under pressure helped him drive this OAL (Budig) ball over the wall with the bases loaded to record his third grand slam of his amazing 1996 season. It's also noteworthy that this was just his twenty-second career home run, one of the very earliest A-Rod home run balls ever to hit the auction block. Finally, this seventeenth home run of the 1996 season broke the squad record for most home runs in a season by a shortstop, a figure Alex would more than double by season's end. The historic sphere shows strong game use, though all ink, penned entirely in Rodriguez' hand on two separate panels, is perfect: "Alex Rodriguez, 96 Grand Slam ball #3, 7-6-96, A-Rod, Single Season Record HR #17, Grand Slam." Certificate of authenticity is signed by Rodriguez himself. LOA from Dan Knoll & Dave Bushing/SCD Authentic. Additional LOA's James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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