What’s become a big league tradition and a major money maker for the Susan G. Komen Foundation is back with Major League Baseball Auctions offering up some of the game used pink bats and other memorabilia. Used in the Mother’s Day games on May 13, some of the items have been autographed by the players, managers and coaches who used them.
The hottest item so far is a Josh Hamilton pink bat, which went online on Tuesday and had already generated more than 30 bids by early Wednesday night, pushing it to $1,600 with more than a week left in the auction.
A Matt Holiday game bat from the Cardinals game with the Atlanta Braves, was at $770. Bats from David Wright, Lance Berkman, Ian Kinsler and a few dozen other players are on the block. There are two Eric Hosmer bats, one cracked.
Other Mother’s Day memorabilia at MLB Auctions includes autographed cleats and matching sweatbands from Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly, numerous pairs of game-used batting gloves and signed cleats from Yovanni Gallardo and Freddie Freeman.