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Lot # 720: 1965-1968 Willie Mays San Francisco Giants Game Used Bat (PSA GU 9)

Category: Baseball Equipment

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 28 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "2023 Fall Classic",
which ran from 10/29/2023 7:00 PM to
11/18/2023 10:00 PM



Willie Mays H&B pro-model ("S2") bat dating from the 1965-1968 manufacturing period. Graded GU 9 by PSA. This is a picture-perfect Mays game bat corresponding to the time of his 1965 MVP season, which was perhaps the finest overall season of his career. The bat, which is not cracked, measures 35 inches and weighs 34.1 ounces. Outstanding use is displayed throughout its entire length, including numerous ball marks, green rack marks, and light checking on the barrel from repeated ball contact. There are what appear to be several stray green pencil marks on the knob. According to H&B factory records, the "S2" model was Mays' bat of choice for nearly his entire career and he ordered bats matching the specifications of the offered bat every season between the years 1965 and 1968. Mays batted .317 with 112 RBI and a career-high and league-leading 52 home runs in 1965. Those numbers, combined with his league-leading totals in slugging percentage (.645) and on-base percentage (.398) helped earn him MVP honors at season's end. This is an exceptional Mays gamer in all respects and one that would be the highlight of any advanced Willie Mays or Hall of Fame game-used bat collection. Full LOA from PSA (GU 9).

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