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    Oakland Athletics Game-Used Bats

    Appraised Value:


    Appraised on: June 4, 2011

    Appraised in: Eugene, Oregon

    Appraised by: Mike Gutierrez

    Category: Sports Memorabilia

    Episode Info: Eugene, Hour 3 (#1606)

    Originally Aired: February 6, 2012

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    Form: Baseball Bat
    Material: Wood
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $6,200

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    Appraisal Video: (1:28)


    Appraised By:

    Mike Gutierrez
    Collectibles, Sports Memorabilia
    Consignment Director
    Heritage Auctions

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I went to a lot of A's games back in the early '70s. I was a big fan, me and my dear friend, and we knew the bat boys then, these actually came from the visiting clubhouse bat boy, and whenever they were done playing with them or they cracked the bats, he'd bring them to us, and I just started collecting them.

    APPRAISER: So you got them for free.

    GUEST: Yeah.

    APPRAISER: Oh, how wonderful.

    GUEST: Yeah.

    APPRAISER: Well, you have here definitely game-used bats.

    GUEST: Right.

    APPRAISER: The bats have all the markings that make them authentic as game-used bats. For example, here on this one Frank Robinson bat, you have the number here, issued by the bat company.

    GUEST: Right.

    APPRAISER: And then the number in felt tip pen at the end. So that the player can note that that's his bat and pull it right out of the bat rack.

    GUEST: Mm-hmm.

    APPRAISER: Do you have any idea of value on these?

    GUEST: The good ones, maybe $80?

    APPRAISER: Mm-hmm.

    GUEST: Cracked ones maybe $40? I have no idea.

    APPRAISER: Well, I think this cracked Frank Robinson bat probably has a value of about $2,000.

    GUEST: Oh, my gosh.

    APPRAISER: Mm-hmm. The Brooks Robinson bat has a value of about $1,200.

    GUEST: Wow.

    APPRAISER: The Rod Carew bat has a value of about $1,000...

    GUEST: Wow.

    APPRAISER: And this uncracked Reggie Jackson bat, this Adirondack, at auction, has a value of about $2,000.

    GUEST: Wow. Much more than I thought.

    APPRAISER: (laughs)

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