Thoroughly dominant in the Class A Carolina League, the 1983 Lynchburg Mets fielded a roster of “can’t-miss” prospects that paid World Series dividends shortly thereafter. This Hillerich & Bradsby “K48” (35”) professional model bat is autographed by (23) members of that 91-48 championship squad. The blue marker signatures average (“9”) strength and clarity with keys including: Dykstra, Gardner, Gooden, Hearn, Milligan, Perlozzo (manager), Schiraldi and Vaughn. Full photo LOA from JSA. More on our website.
The complete list of signatures reads as follows: Cochrane, Dykstra (1983 Carolina League MVP), A. Garcia, Gardner, Gooden (1983 Carolina League Player of the Year), Graves, Hearn, Heller, R. Jackson, McNutt, M. McPhail, Milligan, Olson, Perlozzo (1983 Carolina League Manager of the Year), Ray, Redfield, Schiraldi, Sunderlage, Tibbs, Ubri, Vaughn, Wyatt and one unidentified.
The uncracked weapon shows light game use with surface marks that do not affect the autographs. Of note is the signature of Calvin Schiraldi, who was traded to the Boston Red Sox in November, 1985 and went on to lose both Game 6 and Game 7 of the epic 1986 World Series.