Lot # 2123: 2009 Bryce Harper Las Vegas High-School Game-Used Bat - PSA/DNA GU 9.5

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2019",
which ran from 7/26/2019 12:15 PM to
8/18/2019 6:00 PM



Early Bryce Harper M Powered bat, model "MP BH62," used during his days at Las Vegas High School. Graded GU 9.5 by PSA/DNA. Considered one of the greatest prospects in modern times, it's not surprising to find that Bryce Harper had wood bats specially made for him during his brief high-school career. The company chosen to make his first bats was M Powered Baseball of Danvile, California. Offered here is one of those rare examples and the only one that we have ever seen come to auction. The cupped-end maple bat, which is not cracked, features Harper's full name, model number, and bat length stamped on the barrel in white lettering. Outstanding use is displayed along its entire length, including numerous ball marks (with blue-ink transfers and white-leather scuffs) and ball-stitch impressions on the right, left, and back barrel. An approximate 9.5-inch length of tape has been applied to the handle in a crisscross pattern. "MP 368" is written in silver paint pen on the cupped barrel end. A photo of Harper using a nearly identical M Powered while in high school. Harper played only two seasons of high-school baseball before earning his GED (General Educational Development) in October 2009, which made him eligible for the 2010 Major League draft, where he was selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the Washington Nationals. Although just 26 years old, Harper's resume already includes a Rookie of the Year Award, an MVP Award, and nearly 200 home runs. This is both a rare and outstanding game-used bat wielded by one of the greatest players in the game today. Length: 34 inches. Weight: 30.9 ounces. LOA from John Taube of PSA/DNA. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open).

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