Johnny Bench Game Used Bat
Louisville Slugger model B278, from the 1980-1982 season, displays evidence of excellent use with a slight handle crack that has been repaired. Several ball marks and deep ball stitch impressions are visible on the left and back barrel. There is a moderate to heavy coat of pine tar on the scored handle. Bench’s number ‘5’ is written with a Roman Numeral on the knob in black marker. Most Bench bats have his player number ‘5’ written on the knob. However, this bat has Roman numeral which was probably applied by a Reds clubhouse attendant or batboy. We have other Bench bats in our database, from the same labeling period, with Roman numeral #5’s. A great bat of the Red All Star Hall of Famer!
The bat is accompanied by a PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity.
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