Barry was fairly consistent throughout his career swinging two primary bats, Louisville Slugger from '86-'99 and Sam Bat from '99-'07. Barry did tinker with some bats such as Stixx and Young Bats in the late '90's prior to settling on Sam Bats and making maple famous from 1999 on. Barry did swing some SSK bats at the end of his career in '07. Barry was fairly consistent with writing his uniform number on the knob of his bats pre-Sam Bat era although there are plenty of examples of his legitimate gamers with no number on the knob. One common trait with Barry was the way he gripped his bat, Barry consistently hit with the label facing down, therefore the game use should be on the left barrel. His Louisville Sluggers were block letter having never signed an endorsement deal with LVS, typically model H238 or P72 in his early years and should have heavy black NL ink mark on the barrels of his well used bats. Barry's LVS were almost always flame finished with the exception of his early years, typically two-tone walker finish. Barry's Sam bats sell for a premium due to their tremendous eye appeal. He would tape the handle of his bats in a spiral and criss cross pattern all the way up the handle. He rarely, if ever, wrote his uniform number on the knob of his bats post 2000. Barry kept many of his home run bats and has slowly began selling some to the public. Feel free to add pictures and comments of your Barry Bonds bats below. Barry's Sam Bats are one of the top 5 best looking bats in the hobby in my opinion.
Ideal Gamer: '01 Sam Bat (in particular a HR bat).
Popularity/Demand: 5- Love him or hate him, baseball fans recognize his place in history as possibly the greatest hitter to ever live, combine that with some of the most eye appealing bats in the hobby and 7 MVP awards, you have many bat collectors looking to add a Bonds to their collection.
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