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11-17-2005, 11:51 PM
Albert Pujols Game Used College Bat

November 9 2005 at 10:44 PM william johnson (wchsbaseball11@yahoo.com) (Login mikedarrcollector (http://www.network54.com/Profile/mikedarrcollector))

http://cgi.ebay.com/1999-ALBERT-PUJOLS-SIGNED-GAME-USED-COLLEGE-HOMERUN-BAT_W0QQitemZ8721121959QQcategoryZ60596QQssPageNam eZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/1999-ALBERT-PUJOLS-SIGNED-GAME-USED-COLLEGE-HOMERUN-BAT_W0QQitemZ8721121959QQcategoryZ60596QQssPageNam eZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
interesting... not gonna sell


Jason (ripken8@bellsouth.net)
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Pujols college bat

November 9 2005, 11:43 PM
This is near impossible because high school and College bats have to be -3 length to weight ratio and this bat is a -5, which is NOT a legal college bat.

Give me a break.


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Re: Pujols college bat

November 10 2005, 12:51 AM
i have no interest in albert pujols or this bat. the rules were not changed to -3 until after pujols was done playing in high school. perhaps before you judge someone or an item you should do even the slightest research. i have seen this bat at auction before with a known auction house. not sure how much it sold for then.

jason (ripken8@bellsouth.net)
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Pujols college bat

November 11 2005, 12:59 AM
Maybe someone can say how this bat can anyway be proved that Pujols actually used it????? I would love to hear it.


Mark (baystuff2003@yahoo.com)
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Pujols Bat

November 13 2005, 9:49 PM
I'm mostly an autograph guy but have had my share of exposure to game used stuff. I grew up pretty close to where Pujols played his high school and college ball. While I can't say that I saw him play much I do remember hearing the story about the cracked bat homerun. Whether or not this is the bat from that game, I have no idea. The difficulties of authenticating this bat would be the same as doing any amateur bat. The bats aren't custom ordered so you can't check the records. You would need 1 of at least 3 things. Confirmation from the player, background from a team mate/coach, or a picture of him using the bat. I can attest to one thing, the Pujols autograph is certainly from his high school or college days. He made recognizable changes over time making his autographs fairly easy to date. This one is definitely from the 1990s, before his pro days. PSA/DNA knows their early Pujols signatures and they authenticated it. As is usually the case with game used stuff, it's pretty difficult to prove what was actually used, especially at the community college level.