On the diamond for historic contests in Washington Nationals history, these (2) game-used bases are autographed by franchise fixture Ryan Zimmerman. Includes: September 23, 2007: last game ever at RFK Stadium; signed in black marker and inscribed “Last Game RFK”; March 30, 2008: first-ever game at Nationals Park; signed in black marker and inscribed “Walk Off HR.” Each thick rubber accessory measures 15x15 and shows game use with dirk about the surfaces and crevices. Individual MLB Authentication holograms.
September 23, 2007 Game-Used RFK Stadium Base: used as second base from the 1st through 4th innings; has “Nationals 1962-2007” logo plates affixed to all four sides and both “Hollywood Base” and MLB silhouette logo designs on facing. The Nationals prevailed that day, 5-3 to temporarily derail the Phillies on their season-ending 13-4 surge that allowed them to catch and pass the slumping Mets. Of note is the well-behaved crowd of 40,519. In stark contrast, just 14,460 showed up on September 30, 1971 when the city’s last franchise played its last game in the Nation’s Capital. Though the oft-woeful Senators led that contest, 7-5 with one out in the top of the 9th, unruly fans stormed the field and the game was forfeited to the Yankees. In addition to the MLB Authentication hologram, this base comes with a COA from the Highland Mint.
March 30, 2008 Game-Used Nationals Park Base: used as third base for the 8th and 9th innings; has “2008 Inaugural Season: stadium logo plates affixed to opposite sides with “Opening Day 2008” logo plates displayed on the remaining two sides. The facing is home to both “Hollywood Base” and MLB silhouette logo designs, which are displayed in relief and obscured by a colorful “Opening Day 2008” logo design. Christening the new venue, Zimmerman hit the fourth of his 10 career walk-off home runs that night, and touched this base as he turned toward home to his awaiting and frenzied teammates.