Switching teams and positions, Adam Dunn signed a $20 million contract with the Washington Nations in 2009 and used this Louisville Slugger C353 signature model bat. Employed during a season that saw Dunn make the switch to first base and become the 123rd player to eclipse the 300 home run plateau, this (33.3-oz/34-1/2) maple weapon shows heavy use with ball, cleat and stitch impressions throughout, as well as transposed OML ball stampings about the barrel and a moderate coat of Mota Stick on the upper portion of the handle. The handle is home to a hairline crack and Dunns number 44 is inscribed on both the knob and cupped end in black marker. The knob also has a handwritten weight identifier and a stamped date of manufacture (8119). Full photo LOA from John Taube, PSA/DNA.
MLB Authentications dates this bat to the August 22, 2009 game between the Nationals and Brewers. An MLB hologram with the proper code is adhered to the barrel.