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Already the Yank's most popular player and arguably the best catcher in the American League, Thurman Munson simply dominated throughout 1976. His .302 average, 17 homers and 105 RBI combined with his undisputed clubhouse leadership won him that year’s MVP Award. In the post season Munson demonstrated his batting heroics when he hit .435 against the Royals and then a God-like .529 in the World Series. 1976 was the undisputed high point of Munson's brilliant career, and this is one of the bats he used that centennial season. Due to Munson's untimely and tragic death in his 1979 plane crash, any Munson game used item is treasured, but this bat, one of the few authenticated as game used by the Yankee great, is truly special as it dates to that greatest season of his short career: 1976

Besides the historic nature of this bat, it is further enhanced with a feature that separates it from bats produced at any other time in the games history: to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the United States, bat maker Hillerich & Bradsby marked each bat ordered in 1976 with a special 1776-1976 Liberty Bell design stamped into the barrel between the oval brand and facsimile signature. Bat collectors prize any Liberty Bat, but this one is all the more special as it was used by that years American League MVP Thurman Munson. The Hillerich & Bradsby S44 model bat is un-cracked and displays light use. Ball marks with stitch impressions are found on the right, left and back barrel along with blue, black and red bat rack paint streaks. The knob features Munson’s number “15” in faded green marker. A Munson gamer does not get any better than this MVP season example. The bat comes with a LOA from PSA/DNA (D62844) for the game use.

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Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,910.00
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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