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    1961 Roger Maris Game Used Bat Used During Historic 61 Home Run Season. Yes, you read the title correctly. The unique specifications of the presented signature model Hillerich & Bradsby O16 can be definitively pegged to an order filled on March 3, 1961, the calm before one of the greatest storms in Major League Baseball history. Few players in baseball history have ever laid claim to a calendar year as Maris has with 1961, aided to some degree by the charming coincidence of "61 in '61." Ruth owns 1927, as McGwire owns 1998. DiMaggio and Williams have to battle it out for 1941. Nobody else could even lay a glove on this back-to-back American League MVP from Fargo, North Dakota. Any 1961 Maris artifact is practically radioactive with collecting appeal.

    Celebrating its Golden Anniversary this 2011 baseball season, the thrilling artifact offered here exhibits light use from Rajah's pursuit of the Babe, with Yankee blue bat rack streaks on the barrel and handle. A vintage number "9," identical in style to those we see in photography from that World Championship season, is markered on the knob and barrel end. Bat is uncracked. An unequivocally spectacular artifact from perhaps the most exciting season in the history of baseball's greatest franchise, graded PSA GU7. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2011
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
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