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Extraordinary Multi-Signed Hall of Fame Bat with Mantle and Williams (100 Signatures!)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $4,112.50

Commemorative Hall of Fame display bat, manufactured by the Cooperstown Bat Company, signed in blue Sharpie by 100 of the greatest players in baseball history. This is one of the most extraordinary signed bats ever put together. Ninety of the signers are already enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame, while the remaining ten are all worthy candidates for future consideration. It would probably be impossible to justify the time and expense in purely economic terms that has been invested in the creation of this unique signing project over a period many years, but the dedicated collector who is responsible for this keepsake was not motivated by economic considerations. He just wanted to assemble the greatest possible selection of signatures of baseball greats to ever sign the same baseball bat. Just the travel expenses involved represent literally thousands of dollars. Multi-signed bats bearing this many Hall of Fame signatures are extremely rare and it must be noted that nearly one-third of the players represented here (32) are now deceased. This a remarkable signed display piece and one that would be impossible to duplicate today. Five of the players have signed the bat twice (noted in parenthesis). Hall of Fame Players: Aaron, Anderson, Aparicio, Appling, Banks, Barlick, Bell, Bench, Berra (twice), Boggs, Boudreau, Brett, Brock, Bunning (twice), Carew, Carter, Chandler, Cepeda (twice), Conlan, Dandridge, Doby, Doerr, Drysdale, Eckersley, Feller, Ferrell, Fingers, Fisk, Ford (twice), Gomez, Gwynn, Herman, Hubbell, Hunter, Irvine, R. Jackson, J. Johnson, Jenkins, Kaline, Kell, Killebrew, Kiner, Koufax, Lasorda, Lemon, Leonard, Lopez, Lee MacPhail, Mantle, Marichal, Mathews, Mays, Mazeroski, McCovey, Mize, Molitor, Morgan, Murray, Musial, Newhouser, Niekro, Palmer, Perez, Reese, Ripken, Rizzuto, Roberts, B. Robinson, F. Robinson, Ryan, Sandberg, Schmidt, Schoendienst, Seaver, Slaughter, Smith, Snider, Spahn, Stargell, Sutter, Sutton, Terry, Weaver, Wilhelm (twice), B. Williams, T. Williams, Winfield, Wynn, Yastrzemski, and Yount. Non Hall of Fame Players: Roberto Alomar, Roger Clemens, Rickey Henderson, Randy Johnson, Greg Maddox, Buck O'Neill, Ivan Rodriguez, Pete Rose, Lee Smith, and Joe Torre. The signatures range in grade from "7" to "10," averaging "8/9," with the exception of the Feller signature and one of the Ford signatures (each grading "2"). A small white label appears on the end of the barrel and a piece of tape has been affixed to the knob, otherwise the bat is in Near Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $4,112.50

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