Undaunted by racially motivated threats as he approached Babe Ruth’s sacred home run standard, Hall of Famer Hank Aaron inched to within one circuit clout of the mark during the final weekend of the 1973 campaign and caught and surpassed "the Bambino" the following April. The offered Hillerich & Bradsby (32.6-oz/35”) “A99” signature model bat was wielded and signed by Aaron during or shortly following his historic run at immortality. The uncracked white ash item was turned during the 1973-1975 labeling period, and its specifications match those on Aaron’s H&B ordering records. Between the center brand and prominent barrel stampings, Aaron’s blue marker autograph projects (“8”) strength and clarity. The weapon shows light game use with ball and stitch impressions on the left barrel, as well as a series of bat-rack streaks throughout and a black marker notation of “44” on the knob. Full photo LOA from John Taube, PSA/DNA (for bat only); auction LOA from JSA (for autograph).
PSA/DNA full photo LOA (for bat authenticity only) cert/hologram #1B01897