Make a direct connection to the majors with this baseball game-used/team-issued equipment lot of (5). Showing authentic signs of use these “gamers” are what collecting is all about. Present are: M. Piazza: signed (“8-9”) “Rawlings” bat with scuffs on the barrel; (2) F. Thomas items: with a “Worth” bat showing extensive wear and a moderately used pair of “Reebok” batting gloves; (2) M. Wieters items: with a signed (“8”) “Rawlings” bat showing heavy signs of use and a lightly worn size “13” pair of “Under Armour” cleats. Auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.
The Mike Piazza bat has “31” handwritten in black felt marker and “33 Piazza” handwritten in pen on the knob. The knob is also engraved with “609B 916 98”. The autograph is signed in blue felt pen on the barrel between the Rawlings logo and lettering which reads “Big Stick, Mike Piazza, Mets”. The barrel is fairly glossy and bears several contact scuffs which do not affect the signature. The gloss is gone from the handle which shows signs of having been taped over approximately 12” up from the knob.
The Frank Thomas bat made by “Worth” is marked “Hand Crafted, Frank Thomas, Model” on the barrel which is painted black and shows extensive signs of wear. The natural colored handle shows discoloration attributable to having been taped over approximately 13” up from the knob. The knob is engraved as “FT, 4-1/2, WO129”. The Thomas batting gloves both have the number “35” handwritten in black felt pen on the heels of the straps, these numbers are somewhat smeared through attrition. Manufactured by “Reebok” this pair of gloves shows moderate wear, however they still appear serviceable.
The Matt Wieters bat is signed (“8”) on the barrel between the “Rawlings Adirondack” logo and lettering which reads “Big Stick, Matt Wieters Pro”. The barrel shows above average gloss and several contact marks, while the handle has a crack and bears pine tar and tape residue. The Wieters cleats present in like new condition with only light signs of use. The laces are absent.