Wood features the dents, dings, scuffs and scratches of game play.
A plexi stand on a cherry wood base is included so your opener can hang out until called into play.
MLB authenticated game used bat knob openers are 6-1/2" long and stand 7-1/2" tall on the included stand.
Officially licensed by Major League Baseball.
The game used bats used to make these bottle openers are procured directly from the MLB teams or official MLB partners. MLB Authenticators visit Tokens premises and affix a tamper-evident hologram sticker to ensure authenticity. Look up hologram's unique number in MLB's game history database to learn details of the bat's game history. Learn more: MLB.com
How many openers are made from one bat?
20. A bat typically yields about 19 openers made from the barrel and the handle section plus one very special piece which is end of the bat also called the "knob."
Bats may be from the current season but also could be from the past several seasons. Every effort is made to procure bats from the current or most recent season, however, time to acquire the bat and store it, production time and time on our shelves as a finished opener may require us to look beyond the current season.
Can I order a specific player, game or opponent?
What is the Game Used criteria for a bat?
Based on player position, a fielder who played in over 40 games or a starting pitcher who had a minimum of 8 starts or a relief pitcher who had at least 25 appearances.
With player movement in all the leagues today a player might only spend one season with a team so consideration is given for the length of career.
All game data from sports-reference.com, which is a group of sites providing comprehensive player and team statistics.
The MLB Authentication Program was launched in 2001 so that memorabilia purchasers could have a comfort level that authenticated materials are in fact 100% genuine and can be referenced in an online database. It was the late 90's when Tony Gwynn happened to walk into the San Diego Padres team store and noticed fake signatures of his on items for sale.
The incident led to an FBI investigation which resulted in MLB hiring Authenticators from law enforcement in every city Major League teams play. These individuals are field-side at every game and witness balls going into the dirt, bats breaking, etc. They immediately receive a tamper-proof hologram produced by OpSec, U.S.
These same Authenticators visit Tokens facility to track and witness the game used materials going through production and place the final hologram on the finished item. This is your assurance that your purchase was made from genuine MLB game used artifacts.