The catalyst on a 2005 Orioles club that was perched atop the standings until a second-half swoon rendered the Birds also-rans, Brian Roberts earned All-Star status and MVP consideration with 73 RBI out of the leadoff spot. This Rawlings-Adirondack (30.5-oz/32-7/8”) “MM706” block-letter weapon was used and signed by Roberts during that season. The uncracked lumber shows heavy use and is Graded PSA/DNA GU 10. Full photo LOA from PSA/DNA. More on our website.
The bat features a cupped end with use characteristics including ball and deeply embedded stitch marks about the barrel, as well as transposed stampings from OML spheres. On the barrel, Roberts has signed in blue marker (“10” strength) and inscribed “Game Used.” There is significant pine-tar residue on the handle and a black marker notation of Roberts’ number “1” on the knob, which is also home to engraved model number and batch code identifiers. The PSA/DNA LOA covers the authenticity of the bat only. There is no third party authentication for the autograph, but it is presumed authentic.