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    1965-68 Roberto Clemente Game Used Bat. "The big thing about Clemente is that he can hit any pitch," Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal once explained. "I don't mean only strikes. He can hit a ball off his ankles or off his ear." Here we present a signature model Hillerich & Bradsby U1 utilized dating to a four-year span that twice saw this elite batsman claim the National League batting title. In every regard, this could be considered an ideal Clemente representation, with bat expert Dave Bushing noting on the included letter of opinion, "Heavy stitch/ball marks deeply imbedded on both sides, deep stamps, perfect #21 on knob, no chips or cracks/problems of any kind." The length and weight of thirty-six inches and ounces respectively perfectly match factory records for this period, allowing Bushing to assess a score of GU9, the highest possible for a bat without direct family/player provenance or factory side writing. A truly special piece from one of the most heroic men ever to wear the uniform of a Major League club. LOA from Dave Bushing.
    Guide Value or Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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