Rafael Belliard arrived from Pittsburgh just in time to enjoy all of Atlanta's 1990s dynasty success. The reigning world champions were unable to repeat in 1996, due to the rise of Jeter's Yankees. Belliard's "1996 World Series" model bat displays light usage and has his number "2" notated on the knob and barrel end. There are 39 black-Sharpie "7-9" signatures (a few small smudges) of Cox, Glavine, A. Jones, C. Jones, Maddux, Smoltz, McGriff, Grissom, Avery, Pendleton, Lopez, Neagle, Dye, Klesko, Belliard, etc. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.
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