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    1974 Harmon Killebrew 1,500th RBI Game Used Bat from Twins Clubhouse Attendant, PSA/DNA GU 9.5. It may not have the prestige of 500 home runs or 3,000 hits, but this is a milestone that guarantees baseball immortality as well as either, and arguably speaks to a player's offensive value even more directly. Killer is currently tied for thirty-eighth place in Major League history, adding eighty-four more to his tally after he toted the presented Hillerich & Bradsby signature model S207 to the plate at Milwaukee County Stadium on May 7, 1974 and proceeded to earn entry to this exclusive slugging brotherhood.

    A signed letter from Twins clubhouse attendant Tom Jarzyna picks up the story, attesting to his background before stating, "The Twins were playing at Milwaukee when Harmon hit his 1500th RBI, and they announced it over the PA system. Harm came into the locker room between innings and quietly sat next to me, pulled out a sharpie from his locker and proceeded to sign the bat in my name, a gift to me, from a very special man. Harm mentioned to me that he had cracked the bat on his 1500th RBI. This gift is just further evidence of his selflessness and only adds to his legacy as a man and ballplayer."

    Sure enough, the blue sharpie inscription on the barrel makes note of the occasion with 9/10 strength, reading, "To Tom, All the Best!, Harmon Killebrew, 1500 RBI." Expert John Taube characterizes game use as "outstanding," noting ball marks, stitch impressions, cleat marks, heavy pine tar and the aformentioned handle crack (since repaired). Length of thirty-four and three-quarter inches (34.75") and weight of thirty-one and a half ounces (31.5 oz.) perfectly match ordering records. Vintage number "3" in marker on knob. Unquestionably one of the finest Killebrew bats in the hobby. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 9.5. Letter of provenance from Twins clubhouse attendant to whom bat is inscribed. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    May, 2015
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