1996 Derek Jeter Game Used Bat
Signed and Inscribed "ROY 96"
Louisville Slugger P72
PSA GU 7
Derek Jeter game used bat with classic ‘block letters’, meaning it comes from very early in his career. Starting 1994 Jeter could order bats with his name and Yankees engraved on thebarrel. In 1998, he finally reached a deal with Louisville Slugger for a signature model and they changed from block letters to an engraved signature.
In addition to the vintage style autograph and inscription, “1996 ROY”, the size and weight matches his ordering records from 1995 and 1996. It’s 33.5 inches and 32.5 ounces. (In 1994 he used a 33 inch bat. And in 1997 he used 34 inch/32 oz. )
There is light use on the bat and graded 7. 1996 Jeter rookie bats with a ton of use are very tough and typically a PSA 9 sells for about $20k. This is a more affordable example from his rookie era.
Comes with a Letter of Authenticity from PSA