Fall Premier Auction 2013
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on:
Louisville Slugger T141 Pro Model black bat used by Rickey Henderson in the 1993 season displays evidence of outstanding use. He signed it in almost perfect 9-10/10 silver pen with "1993" to the left of his branded name on the barrel. The handle has been shaven to the liking of Rickey's grip and there is a sticky black substance (similar to, but not pine tar) on the knob and mid-region. Many ball marks are visible on the barrel. There's even two blue indentations from baseballs, one that looks like "CORK", near the end of the barrel. Lots of scuffing, but no visible cracks. Rickey definitely got his money's worth out of this beauty.
Comes with a COA from Man of Steal Sports, Henderson's memorabilia company run by his longtime personal memorabilia manager, Mike Weiss. The bat is part of Bill Albert's Rickey Henderson collection. Albert worked as a staff photographer for the San Jose Giants minor league baseball club (Giants single A affiliate) and did freelance photography for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's developing relationships with many Bay Area professional athletes. He acquired most, if not all, of his Rickey items through Mike Weiss and Man of Steal Sports.
Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.