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    1981 Rod Carew Game Used & Signed Bat, PSA/DNA Authentic with Attribution to Hit #2,499. One of the greatest devotees of Wee Willie Keeler's "hit 'em where they ain't" philosophy, Carew earned his entrance into the 3,000 Hit Club by doing just that. Ken Holtzman once said of Carew, "He has an uncanny ability to move the ball around as if the bat were some kind of magic wand." Here we present one of those magic wands for your collecting pleasure, a Hillerich & Bradsby C243 (34.5" and 32.8 ounces) exhibiting excellent use from Carew's fifteenth season in the Major Leagues. Carew personalized a signature near the barrel's engravings: "To Eugene Hit No. 2499 Best Wishes Rod Carew 1981."

    Great overall use is exhibited on the uncracked bat with ball marks on the back barrel and red and blue bat rack streaks throughout. Numerous cleat marks pepper the barrel region as well. A light layer of pine tar is found on the handle. LOA from PSA/DNA, Authentic.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $2,000 - up.

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