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    1964 Willie Mays & Eddie Mathews Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 6. The only bat on Earth to have been used by two 500 Home Run Club members? We aren't aware of any other. The unique tale is recounted in a notarized letter of provenance from early 1960's Braves bat boy Ron Cardo, who reports, "I have a game used Willie Mays bat that was also used by Eddie Mathews. I saw Willie Mays give the bat to Mathews at the batting cage during batting practice before a game in Milwaukee. A few weeks later, I found the bat in a room off the tunnel that leads to the Braves clubhouse where cracked and discarded bats were placed. The question came up as to why number 41 was on the knob of the bat."

    The PSA/DNA letter of examination supports the claim, as expert John Taube comments, "Willie Mays and Eddie Mathews both used S2 models of the same length and weight during the 1964 season." He likewise confirms that the number "41" written in marker on the knob matches other known Mathews gamers in format.

    The Hillerich & Bradsby S2 is uncracked and exhibits excellent use with ball marks and stitch impressions throughout. Cleat marks and green rack streaks adorn the barrel, with light pine tar on the handle. An exciting rarity for the advanced bat collector looking to bring a thoroughly unique piece into his trophy room. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 6. Letter of provenance from Ron Cardo (former Milwaukee County Stadium batboy).


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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