FALL 2012 Auction
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After breaking in with the Giants in 1951 Mays quickly established himself as one of the best players in the history of the game. Whether it was hitting for average, hitting a home run, making a spectacular catch in the outfield or stealing a base, Mays could do it all. A National League All-Star for an unbelievable 20 consecutive seasons, Mays is one of only three players in the history of the game to amass over 3,000 hits and 500 home runs. His 660 home runs ranks him fourth on the all time list, trailing only his godson Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron.
This 35", 34-oz. H&B game bat was used by Willie Mays during the mid to late 1960's. In 1965 Mays hit a career high 52 home runs and the offered bat bears the desirable scars of that type of power hitting. The "S2" model bat is composed of top-quality white ash and features the name "Mays" stamped on the barrel in well defined block letters. Mays' uniform number ("24") appears on the knob in vintage black marker. The bat is uncracked and displays heavy game use including ball marks, rack marks and grain swelling along the entire right-handed hitting surface. This is a picture perfect gamer used by the legendary "Say Hey" kid during his years in San Francisco.
Includes a LOA from John Taube of PSA/DNA (Graded GU8).