Classic October 2008
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Packing explosive strength and energy into his rotund, five-foot-eight frame, Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett similarly got the maximum out of a somewhat brief career. His playing days cut short as he was stricken with glaucoma, Puckett had amassed 207 round-trippers and 2,304 hits during his 12-year tenure with the Minnesota Twins. Here offered is a Louisville Slugger "C243" signature model bat signed and employed by the affable slugger during the latter portion of his spectacular career. This 34-3/4", 31-oz. white ash weapon was turned during the 1991-1995 labeling period and showcases Puckett's black Sharpie signature and inscription of "#34," which shows "10" strength between the centerbrand and barrel stampings. Uncracked, the item exhibits extensive game use, with ball, bat-rack, and stitch marks throughout, as well as pine-tar residue about the handle, checking on the hitting surface, and a blue marker notation of Puckett's since-retired number "34" on the knob. Graded GU-6 by John Taube. LOA from John Taube/PSA DNA and Steve Grad & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA.
Kirby Puckett 1991-1995 Louisville Slugger Signed Game Used Bat
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