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    1966 Hank Aaron Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 8.5. Hammerin' Hank matched his jersey number (44) in long balls this year, a season tally he rather remarkably posted four times during his career, the first three to lead the National League. This was the third of them, an extraordinarily productive campaign that likewise saw the Braves outfielder pace the Senior Circuit with 127 runs batted in.

    The provided signature model Hillerich & Bradsby A99 exhibits fine use from a year that saw Aaron claim two-thirds of the Triple Crown, and is accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance that narrows its vintage even further, to a June 12th contest at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field. The consignor was just ten years old when he found his way down the steps to the edge of the visitors' dugout to receive one of the broken bats that were traditionally given to young fans at the conclusion of each Pirates contest. Failing to claim one of the prized souvenirs, the precocious boy reached over the divider and into the Braves bat rack, swiping the first bat he could reach. It proved to be a very lucky selection. He and his father wrapped a program around the handle to conceal the fact that the bat was unbroken until they'd made it to the parking lot.

    Aaron went one-for-four with two RBI's that day, but the signature model Hillerich & Bradsby A99's solid use suggests more than a single game's action. Nice ball marks adorn the barrel, and Aaron's fabled double-fours appear in marker on knob. Length of thirty-five inches (35") and weight of just under thirty-three ounces (32.8 oz.) match Aaron's factory ordering records for the date and format. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 8.5. Notarized letter of provenance from consignor.


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    February, 2017
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