Published Set: Lowell P

Current
Rank
5
Set
Complete
4%
Set
Rating
0.296
GPA
8.000
This gorgeous Hillerich & Bradsby bat was game issued to Pete Rose during the World Series and then signed by the 1975 World Champion Cincinnati Reds. More than 25 magnificent signatures appear across its barrel and upper handle, including Rose, George Foster, Tony Perez, Joe Morgan, Dave Concepcion, Johnny Bench, Sparky Anderson, and even the team doctor and President Bob Howsam. The bat also carries an interesting story, as its consignor was traveling with the Reds at the time and was upset the day following Carlton Fisk's infamous home run. The gentleman, in obvious distress, was spotted by Rose, who told him to cheer up and that the Reds will win Game 7. The consignor took this actionable advice and wagered with Rose that if the Reds won, he would have to give him one of his bats. When they won Game 7, Rose stayed true to his word and gave this bat to our consignor, who then got the team to sign it on the flight home. The signatures grade 8/10 by PSA and come with a PSA LOA. The 35" bat has its model number S222 stamped on the knob. Of course, the Big Red Machine would go on to win back-to-back World Series the next year.
Image Spec # Item Signers Grade Comments
  SR571904 DAVE CONCEPCION    
  SR1553003 CESAR GERONIMO    
  SR3420871 DON GULLETT    
  SR275380 GEORGE FOSTER    
  TOM HALL    
  SR4280641 DAN DRIESSEN    
  SR585127 PEDRO BORBON    
  SR237478 JOE MORGAN    
  SR4288214 JACK BILLINGHAM    
JOHNNY BENCH JOHNNY BENCH JOHNNY BENCH JOHNNY BENCH JOHNNY BENCH JOHNNY BENCH JOHNNY BENCH JOHNNY BENCH SR192354 JOHNNY BENCH ANDERSON, SPARKY; ARMBRISTER, ED; BENCH, JOHNNY; BILLINGHAM, JACK; BORBON, PEDRO; CARROLL, CLAY; CHANEY, DARREL; CLONINGER, TONY; CONCEPCION, DAVE; DARCY, PAT; DRIESSEN, DAN; EASTWICK, RAWLY; FLYNN, DOUG; FOSTER, GEORGE; GERONIMO, CESAR; GRAMMAS, ALEX; GRIFFEY SR., KEN; GULLETT, DON; KIRBY, CLAY; KLUSZEWSKI, TED; McENANEY, WILL; MORGAN, JOE; NOLAN, GARY; NORMAN, FRED; PEREZ, TONY; PLUMMER, BILL; RETTENMUND, MERV; ROSE, PETE; SCHERGER, GEORGE; SHEPARD, LARRY NM-MT 8
  SR70805 KEN GRIFFEY    
  SR9221 PETE ROSE    
  SR570716 CLAY CARROLL    
  SR3488526 MERV RETTENMUND    
  SR566782 FRED NORMAN    
  SR566319 CLAY KIRBY    
  SR552710 TERRY CROWLEY    
  SR588462 WILL McENANEY    
  SR4280259 TOM CARROLL    
  SR9148 TONY PEREZ    
  SR4234173 GARY NOLAN    
  SR4769928 DARREL CHANEY    
  SR553441 JOHN VUKOVICH    
  SR4280568 PAT DARCY    
  SR4280225 RAWLY EASTWICK    
  SR4281247 ED ARMBRISTER    
  SR4233910 BILL PLUMMER    

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