Spring 2020 Premier Auction - Closes April 11
Category:
Search By:
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/12/2020

Outstanding Cooper model H176 bat manufactured in 1991 and used by Hall of Famer Paul Molitor, still with the Milwaukee Brewers, the team with which he would spend 15 of his 21 seasons.  In 1991, Molitor posted a career-high 216 hits, for a .325 lifetime batting average, and a .399 on base percentage.  The bat exhibits outstanding evidence of use, including a handle crack, along with many ball marks with blue ink transfers, stitch impressions, bat rack streaks, and an impression from a weighted batting donut.  Molitor's number 4 is written into the knob of the 34", 32.4 oz. bat.

Molitor's signature and the inscribtion "#2000 7-30-91" is inscribed into the bat.  The bat was consigned from the collection of former Baltimore Orioles broadcaster Ted Patterson.  A review of the Brewers' 1991 schedule indicates that Molitor's 2000th hit came on July 30 of 1991, against the Kansas City Royals.

At the end of the six-game homestand, the Brewers went to Baltimore for a four-game set against the Orioles.  It is likely that Patterson obtained this bat on that homestand.   A review of the video of the 2,000 hit at-bat above iillustrates that Molitor is clearly swinging a Cooper bat; the screen capture from that at bat provided with this listing shows that this bat is likely the same bat Molitor used for his 2,000th hit.  

The bat has been graded GU 9 by John Taube of PSA/DNA, and is accompanied by a LOA for the signature by James Spence Authentication.  A historically significant bat from the collection of Ted Patterson.

Paul Molitor (HOF) 1991 Milwaukee Brewers Game-Used Bat (PSA/DNA GU 9 & JSA) - Possible 2000th Hit BatPaul Molitor (HOF) 1991 Milwaukee Brewers Game-Used Bat (PSA/DNA GU 9 & JSA) - Possible 2000th Hit BatPaul Molitor (HOF) 1991 Milwaukee Brewers Game-Used Bat (PSA/DNA GU 9 & JSA) - Possible 2000th Hit BatPaul Molitor (HOF) 1991 Milwaukee Brewers Game-Used Bat (PSA/DNA GU 9 & JSA) - Possible 2000th Hit BatPaul Molitor (HOF) 1991 Milwaukee Brewers Game-Used Bat (PSA/DNA GU 9 & JSA) - Possible 2000th Hit BatPaul Molitor (HOF) 1991 Milwaukee Brewers Game-Used Bat (PSA/DNA GU 9 & JSA) - Possible 2000th Hit BatPaul Molitor (HOF) 1991 Milwaukee Brewers Game-Used Bat (PSA/DNA GU 9 & JSA) - Possible 2000th Hit BatPaul Molitor (HOF) 1991 Milwaukee Brewers Game-Used Bat (PSA/DNA GU 9 & JSA) - Possible 2000th Hit Bat
Paul Molitor (HOF) 1991 Milwaukee Brewers Game-Used Bat (PSA/DNA GU 9 & JSA) - Possible 2000th Hit Bat
Click above for larger image.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $200
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,600
Number Bids: 27
Auction closed on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Email A Friend
Ask a Question
Have One To Sell

Auction Notepad

 

You may add/edit a note for this item or view the notepad:  

Submit    Delete     View all notepad items