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1970 to 1981 World Series Black Bat Collection (8)
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $812.00
The presentation of black bats to players, friends of the club, and dignitaries as a keepsake of Championship seasons is a tradition that began in the mid 1930s. This collection offers eight examples that date from 1970 to 1981. Each Hillerich & Bradsby commemorative bat is engraved either "World Champions," "American League Champions," or "National League Champions" in green block letters on the barrel, surrounded by approximately twenty-five names engraved in gold block letters or facsimile signatures. 1) 1970 Cincinnati Reds "NL Champions" (Rose, Bench, Kluszewski, Perez); 2) 1974 Oakland A's "World Champions" (Hunter and Jackson); 3) 1975 Cincinnati Reds "World Champions" (Rose, Bench, Morgan, Perez); 4) 1976 Cincinnati Reds "World Champions" with H&B complimentary gift card attached (Rose, Bench, Morgan, Perez); 5) 1977 LA Dodgers "NL Champions" (Lasorda and Garvey). 6) 1979 Baltimore Orioles "AL Champions" (Weaver, Palmer, Murray, F. Robinson). 7) 1980 KC Royals "AL Champions" (George Brett). 8) 1981 LA Dodgers "World Champions" (Lasorda and Garvey). All the barrel stampings on the bats are crisp and bold. The bats grade Ex-Mt overall. Total 8 bats. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $812.00
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