Here’s a game-used arsenal of four – each of which was brandished by a Washington Nationals star during or prior to his tenure in the Nation’s Capital. Includes:
Adam Dunn 2010 Game-Used Bat: a Louisville Slugger (34-1/2”, 31.9-oz) “C353” white ash signature model. Graded GU 9 by PSA/DNA, the uncracked model features a cupped end and shows excellent use with ball and stitch marks about the barrel, as well as transposed stampings and white leather scuff marks from OML baseballs. Dunn’s number “44” is written on the knob in black marker.
Wilson Ramos 2011 Signed Game-Used Bat: an Old Hickory (34”, 33.9-oz) “J143” maple model with a black “Smith” finish. The uncracked weapon shows heavy use with ball and stitch impressions about the barrel, as well as transposed stampings from OML baseballs and an impression from a weighted donut. There is moderate pine tar along the handle and a white paint pen notation of “3” on the knob. Between the center brand decal and barrel stampings, Ramos has signed in silver-colored marker (“6” strength).
Ivan Rodriguez 2004-2008 Signed Game-Used Bat: a Louisville Slugger (34”, 30.5-oz) "R226" white ash signature model with a black “Smith” finish. The uncracked lumber shows moderate to heavy use with ball and deeply embedded stitch marks about the barrel, as well as pine tar residue along the handle and a silver marker notation of “7” on the knob. Between the center brand and barrel stampings, Rodriguez has signed in silver-colored marker ("6-7" strength) and inscribed "#7."
Matt Wieters 2016 Game-Used Bat: a Rawlings (34”, 33.6-oz) “491” signature model maple weapon that shows outstanding game use with ball and stitch impressions about the hitting surface. The handle is covered with an 8” layer of athletic tape that partially obscures a repaired crack.
Accompanying are individual full photo LOAs from John Taube, PSA/DNA.