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    2003 Sammy Sosa Game Used Bat Cut Open on ESPN After Corking Scandal. Surely many sluggers long for the day when fans were only concerned that the bats were "juiced," but when Slammin' Sammy's bat exploded in a spray of cork during a June 3, 2003 game, the Chicago Cubs outfielder passed it off as a mistake. Only his batting practice bats were modified as such, he claimed, and he had grabbed one accidentally. In order to prove his point, he supplied one of his regular gamers for surgery, live on ESPN. Here we present that very bat, proving definitively that Sosa's three sixty-plus home run seasons were legitimate. Right? The "X Bat" features Sosa's distinctive knob wrap and numbers "21" and "33" on the barrel end, indicating jersey number and weight in ounces respectively. Uncut length is 34.5". Sosa has autographed the bat in 9+/10 silver sharpie, notating, "Bat that was cut up on ESPN." His holographic authentication sticker is affixed to the barrel. Bat exhibits light use. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA (autograph). Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication (autograph).

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    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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