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Lot # 842: 1986-1989 Joe Carter Cleveland Indians Game Used Bat

Category: Baseball Equipment

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2022",
which ran from 5/20/2022 7:00 PM to
6/11/2022 10:00 PM



Joe Carter was an outfielder and first baseman who spent the peak years of his 16-year baseball career with the Cleveland Indians (1984-89) and the Toronto Blue Jays (1991-97). Displayed is a 1986-89 game used bat from when Carter was with the Indians. In 1986, Carter led the Major Leagues with 121 RBIs, and he had career highs of 200 hits and 108 runs scored. He was that rare player who combined great power with excellent speed. In 1987 with the Indians, Carter joined the exclusive 30-30 Club when he hit 32 homers and stole 31 bases. After being traded to Toronto, he was on center stage in the 1993 World Series, and he came up big. In that World Series, with his Toronto Blue Jays facing the Philadelphia Phillies, Carter hit only the second walk-off home run to end a World Series, with the only other player being Bill Mazeroski for the Pirates, against the New York Yankees in 1960. In his career, Carter hit 396 home runs, with 151 of those being hit when he was with Cleveland. For his career, he was a 5-time All-Star, a 2-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and a 2-time World Series Champion, with Toronto in 1992 and 1993. The offered bat is a Hillerich and Bradsby Louisville Slugger, model W248, with Joe Carter's facsimile signature imprinted on the barrel. The bat is 35" in length, and it weighs 31 ounces. The knob has a handwritten (with a marker) "W248" and "30," Carter's uniform number. The bat is cracked, and it shows great use, with extensive evidence of pine tar on the handle, and several abrasions, scuff marks, and some minor blue staining on the barrel around the sweet spot. The bat is a nice memento from Carter's tenure in Cleveland in 1986-89, part of the prime years in Joe Carter's impressive career. With the nickname of the Cleveland franchise now being Guardians, Cleveland Indians memorabilia should become scarcer and grow in value.

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