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Jim Thome 1992 Game-Used Bat - PSA/DNA GU 9

Lot Number 399

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A raw and unpolished talent, 21-year-old Jim Thome was used sparingly in the second season of a 22-year career. This Louisville Slugger (32-oz/34-1/2”) “T141” block-letter model weapon was employed by the Illinois-born slugger during that 1992 campaign. The two-toned uncracked lumber features a tan handle and brown barrel on which gold-colored identifiers accent a furniture-like finish. Graded GU 9 by PSA/DNA, the uncracked item shows excellent game use! Full photo LOA from John Taube. More on our website.

Outstanding game use attributes include ball, cleat and stitch impressions about the barrel, as well as grain swelling on the hitting surface and blue ink transfers from OAL Brown baseballs. The handle is home to light pine-tar residue and a 2” layer of tape to enhance the grip. Thome’s number “25” is inscribed on the knob in black marker. Thome’s ordering records on file at the Louisville Slugger plant pinpoint this bat to a single order made on April 7, 1992. Thome hit his second career home run (June 29) and his third career home run (July 21) in 1992. It is entirely possible that one or both of those two clouts were launched with this bat!

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