This Game Used Bat was donated by Albert to Philadelphia Phillie Jimmy Rollins to be auctioned at a Celebrity Bowling Tournament for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on August 10, 2006. The bat was obtained at the auction by noted Philadelphia dealer, Ed Dolan. His Letter Of Authenticity accompanies the bat as well as background information on the tournament. LOA from Dealer and PSA with an article about Auction. The Game Used Bat came from a large Pujols collection I purchased in February 2008.
PSA/DNA Authentication Services it is our opinion that the signature(s) is/are genuine. According to the Certification Database, this item is defined as follows:
Primary Signer: ALBERT PUJOLS
Notes: Model Number: I13L, Length: 33.75 in., Weight: 31.6 oz., Wood: Maple, Wood Finish: Unmarked, Labeling period: 2005-2006, and Condition: Uncracked Handle, Written Identification: Player Uniform. Use Attributes: Outstanding. Autograph: A Pujols.
On Pujols Game Used Bats Jeff Scott of Birdbats.com stated " Just because a bat comes with a letter of authenticity ~ even from respected sources like PSA/DNA or MEARS ~ don't go into a purchase blindly. Trust me, the authenticators who sign those letters are nice guys who know their stuff - but they are not watching every at bat, talking with people inside the Cardinals organization or examining virtually every Pujols bat that is offered at auction by the Cardinals. Their letters will tell you a bat is a Pujols model consistent with factory records, and that it is used ~ but they're usually careful not to say that Pujols used the bat.
Frankly, unless he walked from home plate to the stands and handed me the bat personally, I couldn't tell you whether Pujols used a specific bat, either. But, because I do watch every at bat and have examined many actual Pujols bats offered by the Cardinals, I have a much more informed idea of what to look for in a Pujols gamer. Now that you've read this, I hope you do, too".