The Salazar Collection is one of the most impressive single-player collections in the country. This collection was passionately assembled by a big San Diego Padres/Tony Gwynn fan spaning over four decades. Believe it or not, this is less than half of the entire collection......enjoy!
'81Gwynn K55 Block Letter
Incredible block letter minor league bat. Gwynn ordered his first signature model bat on 3/4/82. He only ordered 12 bats in 1981, this being one of them. This may be the only block letter bat in existence.
Gwynn '82 K55C Rookie
Rookie bat with Tony's Hawaii Islander's #12 written underneath his Padres' #19. An exceptionally early and rare bat.
Gwynn '83 B267 Rookie
Rookie B267 matching Tony's shipping records to his first full year in the majors, 1983.
Gwynn '84 B267 Hickory
One of the nicest Gwynn bats you will ever find. This '84 LVS shows tremendous use with perfect characteristics and was used during the Padres NL Championship season. A true "10".
Gwynn '87 C271
A rare one of one "experimental" C271 model shipped to Tony for testing in 1987. Gwynn's LVS shipping records show he was shipped this lone C271 during his career.
Gwynn '89 All-Star LVS
Very rare and highly desirable '89 large label All-Star bat. This large label was banned by MLB following the '89 production.
Gwynn '90 BP Bat
Rare one year style, '90 branding which shows exceptional use. This particular bat was used for BP along with potential game action.
Gwynn '90 Batting Champion C263
Due to the ban of branding on the barrel in 1990, Tony ordered two dozen bats with "Batting Champion" branded under his signature. This is one of the very few which were actually used. Tony's teammates did not think highly of the "batting champion" stamping so Gwynn did not continue ordering them.
Gwynn '97 Hit #2718 HR
Rare Gwynn homerun bat as noted on the knob. Tony blacked out the knob on a handful of bats during the 1997 season.