Bat

Value (2009) | $8,000 None

GUEST:
The last year the Braves were in Milwaukee, my dad took me to a few games. And after one of the games, I was standing on the dugout. And the batboy came out and yelled at me for being on the dugout, so I hopped off the dugout. And then he came back out and gave me Hank Aaron's broken bat, which he had used during the game. After the game, we got it signed. And as you can see here, we have a very faint signature, and then we have a much darker signature. APPRASIER: Where did you get that?

GUEST:
About 15 years after that, in 1978, the American Legion team from my hometown made it to the American Legion World Series. And one of the players on that team won the batting championship. Hank Aaron came to present the batting award, and when he was in town I had him sign my bat a second time. APPRASIER: This is a beautiful, picture-perfect, mid-1960s Hank Aaron game-used bat. And it's been cracked. This was used in a game. You can see the ball marks here, a real powerful hitter here. And what's also cool, you have his number, 44, and the serial number here on the knob. It's a beautiful, beautiful bat. And I wouldn't insure it for anything less than $8,000.

GUEST:
(chuckles) $8,000?! How about that?

Appraisal Details

Appraised value (2009)
$8,000 None
Event
Madison, WI (July 11, 2009)

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