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2004 EDGAR RENTERIA AUTOGRAPHED GAME-USED LOUISVILLE SLUGGER BAT - PDS/DNA CERTIFIED BAT & AUTO
Another nice collectible for your consideration. You are looking on one (1) 2004 Edgar Renteria Autographed Game-Used Lousivlle Slugger Bat - PSA/DNA Certified Bat & Auto. This bat was used by Major League star shortstop Edgar Renteria during his 2004 All-Star season. The bat is a Louisville Slugger, Model R205 (34 inch, 31 ounce). It shows heavy use and is uncracked. The bat and the signature has been certified and comes with several letters of authenticities.
Originally purchased from game-used experts Ball Park Heroes, a photo letter of authenticity from BPH. It notes "This is a #3 Edgar Renteria 2004 Cardinals game used autographed uncracked bat. It's a Lousivlle Slugger R205 34 inch 31 oz., shows use with tar and lots of ball/seam marks." The bat was then sent to PSA/DNA who certified the autograph as real, see second letter below. Finally, PSA/DNA certified the bat as a Edgar Reteria 2004 professional model bat. It notes "Lousivlle Slugger model R205 Edgar Renteria professional model bat is un-cracked and shows evidence of outstanding use. Slight checking (grain swelling) from repeated ball contact is visible on all sides of the barrel. Ball marks include blue knk transfers and white leather scuffs. Cleat marks are visible on the right, left and back barrel and there is a light coat of Mota stick on the upper handle. '3X' is writen on the knob in black marker. The lenght and weight are also written on the knob, but have been covered with the PSA/DNA sticker. An Edgar Renteria signature and his number '3' are on the front barrel in silver marker. The autograph has been authenticated by PSA/DAN and their sticker (J31200) is affixed to the knob." The letter further states "The number written on the knob appears to have been marked over, indicating a possible alteration to a player number. After a thorough examination of this Edgar Renteria professional model bat, and its player use characteristiscs, it is our option the bat is authentic. Due to the knob notation, the bat's use by Renteria cannot be confirmed." It appears to me he wrote "3 X" which you can find on his bats from that period (seach Google), and as you can see in the close up of the knob, I can't see any previous number wrote over.
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Professional baseball shortstop Edgar Enrique Rentería was born August 7, 1975. Signed by the Florida Marlins as a non-amateur free agent in 1992, Renteria made his MLB debut on May 10, 1996. Renteria has played for the Florida Marlins (1996-1999), the St. Louis Cardinals (1999-2004), the Boston Red Sox (2005), the Atlanta Braves (2006-20070 and the Detriot Tigers (2008), and is currently with the San Francisco Giants (2009 to present). In the 11th inning of Game Seven of the 1997 World Series, Renteria hit a two-out RBI single in to give the Florida Marlins and 3-2 triumph over the Cleveland Indians. During the season, he drove in walk-off runs five times in extra innings. Renteria also had the final at-bat in the 2004 World Series, this time with the St. Louis Cardinals and grouding into the last out giving the Boston Red Sox the victory. Rentería is a 5-time All-Star selection (1998, 2000, 2003, 2004 & 2006), a 3-time Silver Slugger Award winner (2000, 2003-2004) and a 2-time Gold Glove Award winner (2002 & 2003).
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