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Lot # 561: 2015 ALDS Game 5 Jose Bautista "Bat Flip" Home Run Ball (LOA from Fan Who Caught It)

Category: Baseball Equipment

Starting Bid: $3,500.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2019 Winter Classic",
which ran from 1/4/2019 9:00 AM to
2/1/2019 10:00 PM



When it comes to important baseball moments for Canada and the Toronto Blue Jays, the list is not that long other than Joe Carter's historic walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays. However, this is THE home run ball that originates from arguably the second-most important moment in Toronto Blue Jays history; Jose Bautista's "Bat Flip" home run in Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS against the Texas Rangers. This home run capped off quite an entertaining 7th inning that included the benches clearing twice, and this is the exact ball that sources from the fan who caught it; including a signed affidavit and a photo of him celebrating with the ball. The ball itself shows consistent game use with the 2015 Postseason logo on south panel and "Official Ball, 2015 Postseason" label. This is one of the more iconic home runs of the modern era with the "bat flip" clip being featured on many MLB commercials and it starting the internet "bat flip" craze. Very important piece of baseball postseason history.

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