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Posted on June 25, 2009 – 2:29 pm | Author: chrisolds
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The latest batch of game-used pink Mother’s Day bats have hit the auction block through MLB.com with the net proceeds from each and every auction benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.
Many MLB players used the pink bats during games on Mother’s Day this year to help raise awareness for breast cancer. Some of the bats are game-used, while others are merely game-issued (prepped for use) and some are merely autographed.
The unique items are a striking piece of game-used memorabilia that can be directly tied to the player’s use a particular certain date, unlike most game-used bats out on the market.
Bidding starts at $100 for some bats, $300 for most others, while the autographed game-used David Wright bat (above) has an opening bid of $550.
Right now, a Derek Jeter autographed pink bat (which does not appear to be game-used) is drawing the most attention at $430 after five bids.
See the full lineup of bats available on the block here.
Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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