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    1998 Mark McGwire Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA Authentic. No sports figure had more eyes trained upon him in 1998 than the red-headed giant of Busch Stadium, who led fellow National Leaguer Sammy Sosa on a chase for the single-season home run record. Here we present a Rawlings Big Stick from that historic year, one that made a nation hold its breath every time it left Big Mac's shoulder. An included letter of provenance reports that the bat derives from a three-game series in Minnesota (June 26-28), acquired from a Twins employee.

    McGwire struck his thirty-six long ball of the season during that series and this may well be the bat that did it, as it clearly exhibits multiple games' worth of heavy use. Ball marks and stitch impressions coat the barrel, pine tar climbs high up the uncracked handle. Rawlings Big Stick is stamped "MAC25" and "98" on the knob, with "511" order number and handwritten weight: "33 McGwire." Length is a proper thirty-four and a half inches (34.5"). If the game can find its way to forgiveness, this picture-perfect relic has a bright investment future ahead of it. LOA from PSA/DNA, Authentic. Letter of provenance.

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