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    1977-79 Pete Rose Game Used & Signed Bat with "Bat Used in 1978" Inscription. Pete Rose had the sporting world on the edge of its collective seat when he made a run at Joe DiMaggio's hit streak in 1978. Who would have thought that a two-hit performance on June 14 would start the closest competition to Joltin' Joe's record? On August 1, Rose took the collar against the Braves ending his remarkable run. To date, nobody has cracked the 40-game consecutive hit streak much less challenge DiMaggio. If Pete Rose's inscription is right, he used this Louisville Slugger model R195 bat, labeling period 1977-79, during his big season. For the record, Rose also recorded his 3,000th hit that campaign. A 4" handle crack signaled the end of the line for this fine lumber - 34" and 31.7 ounces. Deeply embedded ball marks and grain swelling appear on the back barrel so Rose definitely connected on a few of those hits during his run to 3,000. "14" is written on the knob in vintage marker. Now we get to Rose's inscription. The Hit King added this noteworthy inclusion to his 8/10 autograph: "Bat Used in 1978 Tommy Best Wishes." LOA from PSA/DNA, Authentic. LOA from MEARS, A9.5. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (autograph).

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