This game used Marucci TA Custom Cut-M model bat showcases a hand signature from New York Yankees rookie, Tyler Austin. Austin used a silver paint pen to autograph the barrel of this bat. This bat was hand crafted for Austin on August 23, 2016, and is evident by having the date stamped on the knob, along with Austin’s jersey number “26”. This bat shows tremendous amount of game used with ball and lace marks embedded into the barrel, along with the handle being cracked.
The Yankees promoted Austin to the major league roster on August 13. He made his Major league debut that day. In his first at bat, he hit his first major league home run off Matt Andriese. With the next at bat, Aaron Judge, also making his debut, hit a home run. This marked the first time that two teammates had hit home runs in their first at bats in the same game.
An Icon Sports Marketing certificate of authenticity will accompany this bat. This bat will be a great addition to any collection.