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(3) 1988-1989 Hall of Famer Game-Used Bats: Molitor, Murray and Winfield

Lot Number 487

Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/26/2012 12:00:00 
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Description

Wielded by Hall of Famers as they led their American League East powers during the 1980s, these (3) Louisville Slugger weapons show outstanding use and include: Molitor 1988-1989 “H176” (30.6-oz/34”) signature model; Murray 1988-1989 “M272” (35.6-oz/35-1/2”) signature model; autographed (“9-10” strength) and inscribed “HOF 2003”; Winfield 1988-1989 “W281” (32.8-oz/35-1/4”) signature model. Auction LOA from JSA (for Murray signature). More on our website.

Paul Molitor Louisville Slugger 1988-1989 “H176” (30.6-oz/34”) signature model with a black “Smith” finish and silver-colored barrel stampings. The white ash lumber exhibits heavy use with ball, bat-rack and deeply embedded stitch marks throughout, as well as transposed stampings from OAL baseballs and a 14” H-shaped handle crack. Molitor’s since-retired number “4” is inscribed in silver marker on the flare knob.

Eddie Murray Louisville Slugger 1988-1989 “M272” (35.6-oz/35-1/2”) signature model; shows heavy use with ball and bat-rack marks throughout, as well as several transposed stampings from OAL baseballs. The hitting surface is home to extensive checking and a thin slice of wood missing. Just below the barrel stampings, Murray’s black marker autograph (“9-10” strength) is accompanied by his inscription of “HOF 2003.” There is light pine-tar residue on the handle and a black-and-red marker notation of “33” on the knob.

Dave Winfield Louisville Slugger 1988-1989 “W281” (32.8-oz/35-1/4”) signature model with a black “Smith” finish and silver-colored barrel stampings. The item shows moderate use (possibly batting practice, as evidence by a 16” layer of athletic tape on the handle). The barrel is home to ball, bat-rack and surface marks and Winfield’s number “31” is inscribed in silver marker on the knob.

 
 
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