“Let’s go Mets go!” is the familiar refrain in this lot of signed or game-used items. Highlights include: (4) Game-Used Bats: Edgardo Alfonso (1999-2001), Matt Franco (1998-2000), John Olerud (1997) and Robin Ventura (1999-2001); (2) Team-Signed Baseballs: 1999 (18) signatures with J. Franco, Leiter, Mahomes and Olerud; 2000 (31) signatures with Agbayani, Cook, Piazza, Rojas and Valentine (both ONL Coleman orbs). Auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.
(4) GAME-USED BATS:
Edgardo Alfonzo 1999-2001 Game-Used Bat: a Louisville Slugger (32.4-oz/33-3/4”) “R205” block-letter (“FONZIE”) model with an MLB silhouette logo stamping between the center brand and barrel stampings. The uncracked lumber shows heavy game use with ball, bat-rack and stitch impressions throughout, as well as a pine-tar residue and a criss-cross layer of tape on the handle. Alfonso’s number “13” is inscribed on both the knob and cupped end.
Matt Franco 1998-2000 Game-Used Bat: a Rawlings-Adirondack (32.4-oz/34”) “155B” block-letter model. The uncracked weapon shows solid game use with ball and bat-rack marks throughout, as well as grain swelling on the hitting surface and pine-tar residue on the handle. Franco’s number “15” is inscribed on both the knob and cupped end.
John Olerud 1997 Game-Used Bat: a Rawlings-Adirondack (32-oz/34-1/2”) “433B” block-letter model. The uncracked white ash weapon shows excellent use with bat-rack and surface marks throughout, as well as black marker notation of “5” on both the knob and barrel end.
Robin Ventura 1999-2001 Game-Used Bat: a Louisville Slugger (31.6-oz/34”) “T141” signature model weapon with a black “Smith” finish and silver-colored barrel stampings. The uncracked limber shows incredible game use with ball, bat-rack and deeply embedded stitch marks throughout, as well as grain swelling on the hitting surface and handwritten notations of “4” on both the knob and cupped end.
(2) SIGNED LITHOGRAPHS: a 1999 James Fiorentino 25-7/8 x 22-1/2” color print signed in blue sharpie (all “10” strength) by: Bonilla, J. Franco, R. Henderson, Leiter, Olerud, Piazza and Ventura; and (2) Thomas Kolendra 36x15 limited edition (102, 103/600) 1999 color prints, both signed by: Alfonso, Knoblauch, Leiter, McRae, Ordóñez, Piazza and Wendell.
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