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Bobby Estalella Signed Game-Used Lot of (11) With (4) Bats and 1996 Phillies Ensemble

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The grandson of a former Major League outfielder, backstop Bobby Estalella performed for six different teams over a nine-year career and holds the distinction of hitting the most career home runs (48) by a player with less than 200 lifetime hits. These (11) items were used and signed by Estalella during his professional career. Highlights include: (4) Signed Game-Used Bats: with bats used in 1996, 2002 and (2) 2005; all signatures show (“9”) strength. Individual Hollywood Collectibles certs/stickers. More on our website.

Bobby Estalella 1996 Signed Game-Used Bat: a KC Slammer(31.6-oz/34”) “ProXL” model with a brown finish, cupped end and “Philadelphia Phillies” stamped below Estalella’s name on the barrel; signed on the barrel in silver marker and inscribed “Game Used ’96.” The uncracked lumber shows light use with surface and cleat marks (as well as scoring) about the barrel.
Bobby Estalella 2002 Signed Game-Used Bat: a Louisville Slugger (33.4-oz/34”) “I13” block-letter model with a black “Smith” finish, silver-colored barrel stampings and a cupped end. Between the center brand and barrel stampings, Estalella has signed in silver marker and inscribed “Game Used ’02.” The uncracked weapon shows moderate use with ball and stitch impressions about the hitting surface, as well as grain swelling on the barrel and a criss-cross layer of tape on the handle. Just below Estalella’s block-letter identifier, “Colorado Rockies” appears in silver-colored characters.
Bobby Estalella 2005 Signed Game-Used Bat: a Rawlings-Adirondack (32.8-oz/35”) blue-ring block-letter (“B. Estalella”) model signed in black marker between the manufacturer’s logo and barrel stampings and inscribed “Game Used ’05.” The uncracked item shows moderate use with bat-rack and surface marks throughout, as well as grain swelling/checking about the hitting surface. The handle is lined with a criss-cross layer of tape. This bat was likely used during the 2005 Cactus League season, as Estalella was signed by the Cincinnati Reds and opted for free agency before the end of spring training.
Bobby Estalella 2005 Signed Game-Used Bat: a Sam Bat (31.6-oz/34-1/4”) “KB1” maple model signed on the barrel in silver marker and inscribed “Game Used ’05.” The uncracked item shows light to moderate use with ball and stitch marks throughout, as well as transposed stampings from OML baseballs. The weapon features a cupped end and has a criss-cross layer of tape along the handle. This bat was likely used during the 2005 Cactus League season, as Estalella was signed by the Cincinnati Reds and opted for free agency before the end of spring training.

Bobby Estalella 1996 Signed Game-Worn Philadelphia Phillies Ensemble: includes: Warm-Up Jersey: a red mesh button-down garment with “Phillies” embroidered to a white twill plate on the chest (with blue stars to dot the “i’s) and “27” sewn to the back in white twill. On the back “7,” Estalella has signed in black marker (“9” strength) and inscribed “Game Used ’96.” White-and-red striped stretch ribbed knit lines the sleeve endings, while the left front tail is home to a “Majestic” label and a size “46” flap tag. Within the left side seam, a fabric content tag has a “0006” gamer code. The all-original apparel item shows light wear; Home Pants: white knit leg wear with a red pinstripe pattern, two micromesh-lined back pockets, a two-button zippered fly and six belt loops. Within the elasticized waistband, a “Russell Athletic” size “34” label is accompanied by a strip tag denoting “34-30-96” and handwritten notations of “82” (which has been crossed out) and “27.” Moderate wear with stains throughout; Belt: a red leather size “32” accessory with a metal buckle and “27” inscribed in black marker on the underside.

Bobby Estalella 1996 Signed Game-Used Catcher’s Mitt: a Rawlings “HBL01” black cowhide right-handed fielder’s tool signed on the thumb’s outer portion in silver marker (“9” strength) and inscribed “Game Used ’96.” The item shows excellent game use with excessive wear about the pocket and interior perimeter.

Bobby Estalella 1994 Signed Game-Worn Clearwater Phillies Cap: a red wool accessory with a blue bill and blue button atop the six-point crown suspension. The team "C" logo is embroidered to the front center, while the parent club's "P" logo is embroidered to the back. Estalella has signed the bill in silver marker ("8" strength) and inscribed "Game Used Minor League '94." The interior is home to a sweatband and both "New Era" and size "7" tags. Moderate wear is evident with perspiration-induced stains along the sweatband.

(2) Bobby Estalella Signed Game-Used Catcher’s Hand Gloves: leather fingerless accessories (one white, one black) for the left (catching) hand with exterior padding along the palm, index finger and thumb. On the backside of the white glove, Estalella has signed in silver marker (“6” strength) and inscribed “Game Used.” On the Velcro wrist fastener of the black glove, Estalella has signed in Silver marker (“7” strength) and inscribed “Game Used ’06,” suggesting spring training use.

 
 
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