What is the value of a game played non-autographed Tony Gwynn bat from 1984?
A Tony Gwynn game used bat can sell between $600., and -$3,000.
if accompanied by the proper paperwork and provenance. The absence
of acceptable documentation linking the bat to the noted player
will bring a much lower price and will have to be identified by
using player Characteristics, and company shipping records . The
quality of provenance accompanying the game used bat will dictate
the bulk of the value. Provenance is the documentation of the
history of ownership of a particular item. It allows the buyer to
secure additional insight as to the origin or chain of custody of
the item. the provenance must come from a verifiable source. For
example, a letter that comes from a source like a player, team
executive, family member could have great impact while bats that
originate from a particular collection or bats that come with
letters from a spectator may not be given much, if any , weight.
Player Characteristics For example could be the way a player taped
a bat, or applied pine tar. Characteristics so unique to those
players that the presence of those characteristics dramatically
improves the likelihood that these players used these exact bats.
The bat must show some signs of game-use that are attributable to
or known for that particular player With or without provenance the
bat will have to be evaluated by a reputable authenticating
service. The experts that evaluate the bat will have to rely solely
on player Characteristics and the bat will achieve a lower grade
bringing the value down. However under rare circumstances a
game-used bat that possesses extraordinary player characteristics
may achieve a higher grade than a bat that is accompanied by
provenance, if the player usage characteristics are superior. The
degree of game use could also effect the value of the bat. Game
used bats do not receive grades like "Mint" or "Near Mint" based on
sheer condition. Game-used bats need to show some sign of wear in
order for the expert to render an opinion. It is also part of the
appeal of collecting game-used bats. Most collectors of game used
bats prefer bats that Show "great use" Tony Gwynn's Preferred Bat
is a Blond Louisville Slugger C263C. He has ordered Models: B267,
B267C, C235C, C243, C243C, C263, C263C, G168C, G169C, G170, G170C,
K55, K55C, M253C, P72, R161, R161C, S226C, T141C A Tony Gwynn
rookie era bat sold for $3,215 in 2004.