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For sale is a truly unique collectablefrom the Giants at Diamondbacks game on Aug 2, 2018. The game would feature a marquee pitching matchup of Madison Bumgarner v Zack Grienke- Bumgarner would out-duel Grienke for the win, as the Giants would blow the game open in the later innings, winning 8-1.
This specific ball was pitched 6 times inthe top of the 5th inning by Grienke. Giants rookie Austin Slater would strike the 2ndpitch for a double - hewouldfinish this game 2 for 3 with 3 runsscoredand 2 RBI. This would be the 52nd hit of Slater's career, and one of his earliest hits available on any ball, let alone an opponent's commemorative ball.
Next, Grienke would faceanother rookie, Steven Duggar. Duggar would see 4 pitches before this ball was pitched in the dirt andreturnedfrom play.
*This ball is a rare Diamondbacks 20th AnniversaryCommemorative logo ball, used only by the Dbacks in 2018 Arizona home games. Good luck finding another one of these!*
Authenticated balls such as this are sent mid-game to sale to the public, and are sold by the team. The authentication is input by the on-site MLB authenticators, who apply the holograms and enter the details of the play. Authentications can be verified through the MLB.com site. This ball carries the hologram JD224582. I have attached a screen shot for your review of the MLB authentication serial number search result.
This spectacular ball has great coloration and character- truly a 1-of-a-kinditem! The sale will include aplastic ball cube, as well as a printout of the MLB authentication page.
This item ships USPS priority insured (for the purchase price) for $9.50 anywhere within the USA. Buyer must pay California sales tax of 8.5% as required by state law. Payment is due at time of purchase via PayPal. Please ask any questions about the item before offerding- I reply to all inquires promptly!
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