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    1965-68 Roger Maris Game Used & Signed Bat. One of the most impressive Roger Maris bats to reach the auction block in recent memory, and if you don't want to take our word for it, ask the authenticators at MEARS, who sing this bat's praises with a stellar A9 rating. The signature model Hillerich & Bradsby A92 is the style favored by the hero of the 1961 home run chase during his final seasons in the Bronx, and the close of his career in St. Louis. Strong use certainly suggests that a few of Roger's patented long balls were launched from its barrel, which exhibits ball, stitch and rack marks from its days of active duty. Number "9" appears in vintage marker on the knob and barrel end. But perhaps most excitingly, the barrel offers a vintage personalized inscription reading, "To Ron Kurtz, Best Always, Roger Maris," placing the bat definitively in the superstar slugger's hands. Once coated with clear tape for protection, that tape has since been removed, leaving a shadow behind that does little to detract from the 7/10 inscription. Length is thirty-five inches, at a weight of thirty-three and a half ounces. The grade bears repeating: MEARS A9. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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