Chipper came up to the big leagues swing LVS R161 and quickly became a loyal Rawlings user, Mike Schmidt model MS20. Chipper consistently swung an unfinished Rawlings while batting left handed. Chipper swung a big bat, 35" 33oz. While batting right handed, Chipper typically swung a black bat, either a LVS, Glomar, Mizuno or Rawlings. Towards the end of his career Chipper began using both black and unfinished bats while batting from both sides. As a label up hitter, it is important to make sure that the ball marks are on the appropriate side of the barrel of his bats. Chipper would consistently write his #10 on both ends of his bats. Chipper was also consistent with his pine tar pattern and usage, typically applying a thick coat of mota stick where his hands were on the lower handle. He did briefly use pine tar on the handle during the '96 season. Chipper sold off a handful of his gamers and would inscribe them as "game used". He did not sell home run or hit bats, he simply inscribed them as "game used". Chipper bats often times show very heavy use.
Ideal Gamer: Blonde Rawlings, '95 (WS Season), '99 (MVP Season), any inscribed as "game used" with heavy use.
Difficulty Level: 2 Quality example: 2 Ideal Gamer: 3
Popularity/Demand: 4 trending up- extremely popular player for his generation, played entire career with franchise that drafted him #1 overall, MVP, WS winner, HOF member and all around fan favorite with no steroid controversy. Very strong demand overall.
1993 Chipper Jones Rawlings. Very early Rawlings bat, same consistent characteristics that Chipper had throughout his career, heavy mota stick on lower handle, clean mid-upper handle. Game use on the appropriate side of the barrel (right barrel for blonde bats/left barrel for black bats) bold #10 on both ends of bat. 35" 33oz MS20.
Here's a Chipper Jones of mine that's been photomatched to the home run on 9/2/06 shown in the link below: