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Pittsburgh Pirates 1961-63 Roberto Clemente Game Used Hillerich & Bradsby U1 Flame Burned Bat PSA GU 8

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Item Sold .. Pittsburgh Pirates 1961-63 Roberto Clemente Game Used  Hillerich & Bradsby U1 Flame Burned Bat

Roberto Clemente was the archetypal five-tool player. He could hit for power, average, run the bases, had a cannon arm and was as dependable as any outfielder the game has ever seen. On the final day of the 1972 season, he knocked his 3,000th hit, and there was no doubt that many more would be added to his record. Fate, however, dealt a cruel blow when, that following New Years Eve, he tragically perished in the service of delivering relief supplies to Nicaraguan earthquake victims. In nearly every consideration, worthy baseball players must wait five years beyond retirement before their Hall of Fame induction. The rules were, of course, waived for Clemente, who was enshrined the very following year.

The model number, length, and weight specifications have been confirmed by the manufacturer’s ordering recoreds as being ordered by the player  during the referenced labeling  period.   This Hillerich & Bradsby model U1 bat was created during 1961-63 based on the labeling period.

Roberto Clemente used this 36 inch, 31.5 ouces Ash Wood  flamed burned finished bat during his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Clemente’s bat exhibits evedence of outstanding use with a handle crack that has been repaired.  Slight checking (grain swelling) from repeated  ball contact is visible on the back barrel.  Many ball marks and ball stitch impressions are visible on all sides of the barrel.  Cleat marks can be seen on the left barrel.  Also visible onteh bat red bat rack streaks some nicks on the barrel.  The model number U1 is stamped into the knob and Clement’s number (21) is written on the knob in fading green marker.  On the strength of its many convincing distinctions, this magnificent bat has earned PSA/DNA’s assessment of GU 8.5.




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