MEARS Monthly Auction #9 ENDS Thursday, October 29th, 2009, 9:00 PM CST w/ 15-Minute Rule
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/29/2009

This is a 1983-85 Robin Yount Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Corked Bat. This bat dates to the 1983-85 period based on the Louisville Slugger centerbrand period, and the Louisville Slugger factory records, which indicate that Yount ordered the P72C 35" no finish model bat during the entire 1983-85 centerbrand period. There are several orders of this model bat, made by Baseball Promotions, but based on the distinct ball marks and grain separation present along the top of the barrel, this bat has been attributed to one of the orders, which was sent to Yount himself. This P72C (Cupped Barrel) model bat currently weighs 34.4 ounces and measures 35 inches in length.

This bat exhibits heavy use with ball marks present on all sides of the barrel, but the majority of use visible along the top of the barrel as evidenced by the compressed grains. Blue ball marks, black bat rack marks adorn the barrel of this bat. Yount's jersey number, 19, appears in black marker on both the knob and barrel end of the bat. The very interesting part of this bat, and what makes it special is the apparent corking, a trait banned by MLB rules, visible inside of the cupped barrel end, which slightly distorts the jersey number 19. The knob of this bat also has 1992 written on it in red ink, which indicates the date that this bat was obtained by a local Milwaukee collector.

Yount was a lifelong Brewer beginning his career with the Brewers in 1974, only a season after being drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers out of High School. Young ended up playing 20 years for the Milwaukee Brewers organization racking up 3,142 and 251 Home Runs during his career while hitting .285. Yount obtained many accolades during his career including 3 All-Star Game Selections, 1 Golden Glove Award, 3 Silver Slugger Awards, 2-time American League MVP, and an American League Championship. He was a first ballot Hall of Fame selection in 1999 with 77.5% of the vote. He now appears in the Hall of Cooperstown along with some of other greatest in Major League Baseball history.

This bat grades out at the MEARS A9 grade with five points for the base grade, three points for heavy use, one point for the documented uniform number on the knob, and no point deductions.

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,650
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Friday, October 30, 2009.
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