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Circa 1999 Derek Jeter Signed Pro-Model Bat with Incredible Provenance!
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $6,000
Derek Jeter Louisville Slugger signature-model "P72" bat dating to the 1999-2001 manufacturing period. This bat is accompanied by an extraordinary provenance: Our consignor worked with Derek Jeter during spring training and, as he relates in his accompanying letter of provenance, Jeter personally gave him this bat during spring training in 1999. Jeter told him at the time that this bat was one that he used often and then signed it for our consignor in silver paint pen (grading "10") on the back of the barrel. It has been in our consignor's collection since that time. The bat, which is not cracked, displays extraordinary use along its entire length. A plethora of ball marks, stitch marks, and deep, blue ink transfers are visible along the barrel, as is a concentrated area of grain swelling on one side. A moderate amount of Mota Stick remains on the handle. A few slight chips to the black finish are evident on the barrel as well. Derek Jeter is the greatest shortstop in New York Yankees history and one of the few players to be honored with the title of "Captain." Since Jeter's debut in 1995, the Yankees have won seven pennants and five World Championships, not to mention fourteen out of eighteen Division titles. Like Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle before him, Jeter personifies the current Yankees dynasty and it seems assured that one day his plaque will hang both in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park and Cooperstown. Today, his .311 lifetime average ranks seventh among all active players. Length: 34 inches. Weight: 32 ounces. Full LOA from James Spence/JSA.
SOLD FOR $6,000
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