This is a sale for a 100% authentic GAME USED? Baseball bat for the iconic Mark McGwire. What makes this bat VERY SPECIAL is that it was unequivocally manufactured for McGwire in 1998, the infamous HR chase with Sammy Sosa. He broke the infamous Maris mark of 61 and won the HR crown with a crazy 70. He held the single season record for a few years till Bonds broke the mark. Team, Years, Jersey #. Oakland Athletics (19861997) – # 25 St. Louis Cardinals (19972001) – # 25 Career highlights and awards 12× All-Star (19871992, 19952000) 2× World Series champion (1989, 2011) AL Rookie of the Year (1987) Gold Glove Award (1990) 3× Silver Slugger Award (1992, 1996, 1998) 5× MLB home run leader (1987, 19961999) NL RBI leader (1999) St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Major League Baseball All-Century Team. The bat comes with a Letter of Authenticity from MEARS. I understand MEARS qualified this bat as game used and issued a LOA, but given the lack of traditional signs I cannot support their claim. Note – I just acquired a large collection of 75 GU bats, so the LOA provided will be a copy but will be exactly the same as the original, MEARS LOAs are simple in comparison to other houses or PSA/JSA. The bat does NOT have a handle crack, there are cleat and ball marks, and even some deadwood but overall light use (MEARS qualified the bat as GU, it definitely does NOT have moderate let alone heavy game use signs). We know for certain though this is bat was made for McGwire’s 1998 use given the knob inscribed “MAC25″ and “952 98″ which means it was Rawlings 952nd order in 1998 which is definitely a late season order hence why it is not a gamer. I will be listing an absolute ton of gamers over the next 12 weeks or so (goal is 12 every other week). If you have any specific needs, please feel free to contact me. This is a MUST HAVE piece for the biggest of Athletics, Cardinals, & MLB memorabilia fans. LOCAL PICK-UP is cool too. The item “Mark McGwire 1998 GAME USED Rawlings MAC25 Big Stick St. Louis Cardinals COA” is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Game Used Memorabilia\Baseball-MLB\Bats”. The seller is “mitten_state_of_mind” and is located in Canton, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Player: Mark McGwire
- Team: St. Louis Cardinals