Tuesday, September 25, 2012

MEARS Auction: Ron Cey Bicentennial All-Star Game Bat

I love thinking about the past; especially when the present looks so bleak.  With the Dodgers trailing in the wild card standings by a seemingly insurmountable margin, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at a vintage game-used memorabilia item of a Dodger favorite.  Maybe this is a way to beckon the spirits of the past to grace the current team with some Dodger magic.

Currently available in this months MEARS auction is a 1976 Bicentennial All-Star game-used bat of Ron Cey.  It features a great stamping of the Liberty Bell and a notation that this bat was made for the All-Star game.  MEARS notes that it shows some use, but as you probably know Cey didn't get an at-bat during the game.  Instead, he came in as a defensive replacement in the 9th inning.  Still, it may have been used during batting practice, or even during subsequent games in the season. 

(Auction Link)

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