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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/22/2021

This lot closes on May 22nd, 2021 at 10:00 PM EDT for initial bids.

Like the man who once swung it, this bat is baseball history. This bat is Roberto Clemente's and dates to the 1966-1968 period, this Hillerich & Bradsby U1 encompasses some of Clemente's greatest seasons. During those three years, Puerto Rico's greatest ballplayer won the batting title (1967), an MVP Award (1966), recorded his greatest offensive season (1967) and won the Gold Glove every year. With a three-year tally like that, could you possibly ask for a more significant Roberto Clemente bat?

This offered Hillerich & Bradsby U1 model bat measures 36 inches in length and weighs in at 38.6 ounces. This bat is un-cracked and shows light use by Clemente. There are ball marks visible on the left, back and front barrel. The knob features Clemente's famous number "21" handwritten in marker atop the stamped factory model number “U1”. It goes without saying that any bat once used by Roberto Clemente is something special - and still this bat stands out for both its spectacular condition and because it dates from the very prime of Clemente's Hall of Fame career. A detailed letter of provenance from Curt C. Clontz, whose father worked for TWA and made flight arrangements for Clemente and his family. According to the letter, this bat was given to Clontz’ father, who then gave it to his son. Additionally, there is a LOA from PSA/DNA (1B13798) for the game use and has been given a high grade of GU 8.

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $19,200.00
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Monday, May 24, 2021.
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