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    1972 Roberto Clemente Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 8.5. The unique attributes of this signature model Hillerich & Bradsby U1 recall a year of glory and despair for the residents of Steeltown, who were treated to a housewarming party for Clemente's entry to the 3,000 Hit Clubhouse just three months before his earthquake relief plane disappeared beneath the waves off the coast of Puerto Rico. Baseball properly honored the fallen master and martyr with immediate Hall of Fame induction, an action taken only once previously, to honor New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig.

    Here we have the chance to honor the heroic Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder once again, as one of his very last bats is placed upon the auction block. The experts at PSA/DNA characterize game use as "excellent," referencing a wide array of ball marks and stitch impressions on the barrel. The handle remains uncracked. Number "21" appears in vintage marker on knob. Length of thirty-six inches (36") and weight of thirty-six and a half ounces (36.5 oz.), perfectly match ordering records. A splendid memento of one of the greatest men, greatest hitters, and greatest losses, in Major League history. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 8.5.

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    July, 2015
    30th-31st Thursday-Friday
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