(Los Angeles, CA September 30, 2008) Some of the most enduring and popular memorabilia that exists to remind us of the amazing batting feats accomplished by members of the 500 Home Run Club® LLC are the customized, game-used bats that have found their way into baseball lore.
Among the exclusive monthly content that is currently featured on www.500hrc.com is an article entitled “500 Home Run Club Members’ Tools of the Trade”, which highlights (in words and pictures) the bat preferences (manufacturer/model/custom specs) of each of the 24 greatest home run hitters used to pursue their dreams.
In addition, the article details the rarity of the few authenticated, game-used bats in the personal collections of wealthy baseball fans and collectors of baseball antiquities, along with "ballpark" figures of what you would have to pay to hold their preferred "tools of the trade" in your own hands.
For instance, the Louisville Slugger bat used by Babe Ruth to hit the first home run ever in NY
Yankees' stadium was billed as "The Holy Grail of U.S. MLB sports memorabilia when it sold in 2004 for a record US$1.26 million at Sotheby's auction house in London.
For details, visit www.500hrc.com after October 1.
About The 500 Home Run Club® LLC
Endorsed by Major League Baseball, the MLB Hall-of-Fame, and the Negro Leagues Baseball Hall of Fame, The 500 Home Run Club® LLC is one of the most elite clubs in professional sports, consisting of the most awe-inspiring sluggers in baseball history - players who hit 500 or more home runs. Its members consist of Major League Baseball’s Top 24 all-time leading home run hitters, as well as other international honorees (see website for complete list of members). The 500 Home Run Club® brand is available to be licensed for Animation, Apparel, Art, Books, Comics, DVDs, Footwear, Gifts & Collectibles, Jewelry, Toys, Trading Cards, Video Games and more. Visit www.500hrc.com or call Liz Banks at (800) 676-7282 for further details.
Media Contact: Jim Rednour