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Ken Griffey Jr. Collection
Ken Griffey Jr. Collection

Tremendous collection of Griffey gamers covering all eras of his career. Notice how the tape jobs evolved through his playing days.

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Craig Biggio Gamers
Craig Biggio Gamers

Incredible collection of Craig Biggio gamers. Biggio gamers are some of the most desirable pieces of lumber for collectors due to their great eye appeal. Heavy tape and tar, as you can see, are an ideal trait for Biggio. Check out that '90 gamer four bats from the bottom!

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Mark McGwire Collection
Mark McGwire Collection

Very nice collection of 9 McGwire gamers ranging from his rookie season in '87 to '01. Mark stuck with a traditional, un-finished Rawlings for his entire career. Note the pine tar patterns. Very nice inscribed HR bat included in this collection along with a photo matched '93 gamer to 4 home runs while with Oakland.

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Manny Sam Bats
Manny Sam Bats
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Manny Louisville Sluggers
Manny Louisville Sluggers
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Manny Ramirez Collection
Manny Ramirez Collection
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Wade Boggs '92 All-Star Bat
Wade Boggs '92 All-Star Bat

This flame finished LVS was manufactured and used by Wade Boggs during the 1992 All-Star game in San Diego. Wade went 1-3 with a single off of Tom Glavine during the mid-summer classic. The bat is photo matched, shows appropriate use for an All-Star game and has Boggs' #26 written on the knob.

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Barry Bonds HR # 185 & #186 Bat
Barry Bonds HR # 185 & #186 Bat

Tremendous, '93 LVS used by Barry Bonds for career home run # 185 on 5/15/93 and home run #186 on 5/17/93. The bat shows outstanding use and has been photo matched to multiple photos. A very scarce, early photo matched Bonds gamer.

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Barry Bonds HR Photo Matched
Barry Bonds HR Photo Matched

Tremendous Bonds game used LVS. This blonde H238 shows incredible game use. This bat is photo matched to Barry's first at bat at Candelstick as Giant in 1993. Barry hit career home run #178 in the home opener for the Giants vs Florida in what became an MVP season. This is an incredible Bonds gamer.

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Barry Bonds '01 Sam Bat- GU 10
Barry Bonds '01 Sam Bat- GU 10

Here is a beautiful example of Barry's signature two-tone Sam Bat used during the height of Bonds' torrid home run stretch. This gamer has Bonds' trademark tape job covering the majority of the handle along with ball and seam marks scattered across the barrel. Barry added a perfect signature on the sweet spot of the barrel. Bonds' Sam Bats are some of the most aesthetically pleasing gamers in the hobby. Graded a perfect GU 10.

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Steve Garvey '89 NLCS HR Bat
Steve Garvey '89 NLCS HR Bat

This blonde Worth is a significant piece of San Diego sports history as Steve Garvey sent a game winning home run into the right field stands at Jack Murphy Stadium to stave off elimination against the Chicago Cubs. This bat shows exceptional game use and was later cracked in the WS vs Detroit. The bat was sourced from Garvey's personal collection. A museum worthy bat- the Garvey home run was voted the greatest sports play in SD sports history a few years ago.

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Gwynn '84 Photo Matched B267
Gwynn '84 Photo Matched B267

Exceptional '84 Tony Gwynn B267. This cracked blonde gamer was most likely ordered by Tony during the 1983 season since the bat features his "rookie" signature and was carried over the the Padres' 84 NL pennant winning season. The bat shows nice game use and is photo matched to the picture above of Tony bunting. Tony hit career home run #6 two games prior to this picture being taken. Tony's #19 is written boldly on both ends. A great early example of Mr. Padres' rookie era gamer.

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Tony Gwynn '84 B267
Tony Gwynn '84 B267

Exceptional '84 Tony Gwynn B267 LVS from the Padres World Series season. This gamer shows great game use, heavy tar, bold #19 on the knob and has been signed on the left barrel and dated 7/8/84. Graded GU9.5

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George Brett '77-'79 LVS T85 GU10
George Brett '77-'79 LVS T85 GU10

Gorgeous early Brett gamer with considerable game use. Right barrel shows heavy ball and seam marks along with some blue ink transfers. There is a heavy coat of tar on the mid handle which was common for this era Brett. George's familiar #5 is written on the knob. This bat has been graded a perfect GU10 and is one of the finest pre-'80 Brett's in the hobby.

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Don Mattingly '95 HR #222 Final Game
Don Mattingly '95 HR #222 Final Game

Beautiful '95 LVS T141 was handed to the owner of the bat after the final regular season game of Donnie's career on 10/1/95 in Toronto. Mattingly went 2-5 with a HR in the Yankee victory. An incredibly special bat used for career HR #222 and the final regular season HR for the Yankee captain.

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Jim Thome '97 WS HR Bat
Jim Thome '97 WS HR Bat

This black Rawlings was manufactured for Thome's use in the 1997 World Series vs the Marlins. AL/WS1997 is stamped on the knob . The bat shows excellent game use, has Jim's trade mark tape job on the lower knob and has WS ink marks on the right barrel. This bat has been photo matched to Game 3 of the WS when Jim crushed two home runs. An overall phenomenal bat from the future HOFer and member of the 600 home run club.

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Cal Ripken Jr. 1981 LVS P72
Cal Ripken Jr. 1981 LVS P72

This slightly cracked, hickory finished P72 shows excellent game use and was used by Cal during his final season in the minor leagues prior to becoming an Oriole legend. Numerous ball/seam marks and grain swelling appear on the left barrel. Cal’s Rochester Red Wing’s #5 is written on the knob. The handle has been shaved and taped. This bat matches Cal’s shipping records from 3/19/81. One of the earliest and rarest Ripken bats in existence. Graded 9.5 by Mears.

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Kirby Puckett '87 LVS C243- GU10
Kirby Puckett '87 LVS C243- GU10

Gorgeous example of a Puckett gamer from the late '80's. This unfinished, C243 shows excellent game use in the form of ball, seam and ink marks. The handle has been taped which was common for Kirby during this era and there is a heavy coat of pine tar on the upper handle. Pucket's #34 is written on the knob and the barrel has been signed. This bat has been photo matched to the '87 seasons,graded GU 10. Quality Puckett gamers like this are really picking up in popularity among collectors.

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Wade Boggs '91-'92 Red Sox LVS
Wade Boggs '91-'92 Red Sox LVS

Tremendous Wade Boggs gamer with the rare "Boston Red Sox" branded barrel from '91-'92. Heavy tar and use cover the bat with perfect Boggs characteristics including his #26 on the knob along with a "game used" inscription on the barrel beneath his signature.

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Wade Boggs '84 Rawlings GU10
Wade Boggs '84 Rawlings GU10

Tremendous example of an early career Boggs gamer. This two-tone Adirondack was from the '84 season and shows tremendous game use. As expected, there is a heavy concentration of ball and seam marks on the right barrel and the handle is caked in vintage tar. The tar patterns on the lower handle are a perfect Boggs characteristic. Wade's number 26 is written in his familiar hand writing on both ends of the bat. This bat has been assigned a perfect GU 10 grade.

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Wade Boggs '86-'89 LVS
Wade Boggs '86-'89 LVS

Incredible '86-'89 Boggs LVS, has every characteristic you would want in a Boggs gamer. Heavy tar on the label and lower handle, heavy concentration of ball and ink marks on the right barrel and Wade's #26 written on the knob. A beautiful gamer from Wade's Red Sox days.

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Eddie Murray '89-'92 Cooper A10
Eddie Murray '89-'92 Cooper A10

This '89-'92 blonde Cooper is an outstanding example of a Murray gamer. The 35.5" bat shows outstanding game use in the form of ball, seam and rack marks. There is a slight crack on the lower handle. A generous amount of pine tar has been applied to the upper and lower handle. Eddie's typical, highlighted #33 has been written on the knob. Murray signed the sweet spot of the barrel "Steady Eddie". This bat has been assigned a grade of Mears A10 & PSA 9.5. An overall, perfect Murray gamer.

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Eddie Murray Cooper
Eddie Murray Cooper

Very nice Cooper C235 used by the switch hitting HOFer, shows excellent game use with heavy tar and Eddie's familiar, bold #33 written on the knob.

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Tony Gwynn '99-01 LVS B267
Tony Gwynn '99-01 LVS B267

Very nice later career Gwynn gamer with the MLB logo colored in. This bat shows fantastic game use, taped handle, tar and has been signed by Tony.

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Derek Jeter '10 LVS Photo Matched
Derek Jeter '10 LVS Photo Matched

Beautiful 2010 Derek Jeter gamer photo matched to the end of the season and 10 hits. This uncracked P72 shows outstanding use and was a favorite of Jeter's as the Yankees wrapped up another playoff birth down the stretch.

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A Rod '02 LVS Photo matched
A Rod '02 LVS Photo matched

Tremendous '02 A Rod is caked in tar and shows incredible use in the form of ball and cleat marks. This bat has been photo matched to a game on 5/12/02. The previous day, A Rod smacked two home runs, presumably while using this heavily used bat. An overall phenomenal bat from A Rod's days in Texas and the season when he hit 52 homers.

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Derek Jeter Photo Matched LVS
Derek Jeter Photo Matched LVS

Tremendous Jeter gamer photo matched from 8/26/13-9/4/13. During that time, Derek recorded career hits #3315 & #3316 to tie and pass Eddie Collins, moving into the top 10 all-time in career hits. A great, hammered Jeter.

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Robinson Cano Nike Photo Matched
Robinson Cano Nike Photo Matched

Rare Robinson Cano Nike bat shows tremendous use and is photo matched to games on 4/25/09 and 5/12/09. Robbie hit two home runs at Fenway Park on 4/25/09. A fantastic Cano gamer.

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Chipper Jones HR Bat
Chipper Jones HR Bat

This black Rawlings was used by Chipper on 9/2/06 when he hit a first inning home run against the Phillies. Bat is photo matched and shows excellent use.

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Buster Posey HR #18 2010 LVS
Buster Posey HR #18 2010 LVS

This blonde LVS C243 shows tremendous use and is photo matched to the final game of the 2010 season when Buster's 8th inning home run helped the Giants sneak into the playoffs and eventually run through the postseason en route to winning the World Series. The bat is also matched to games 1 & 2 of the NLDS vs. Atlanta. A tremendous bat from Posey's rookie of the year campaign.

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