For sale is a truly unique LATE-career game-used collectable from the career of HALL OF FAMER PEDRO MARTINEZ. This game-used, MLB-authenticated baseball comes from the Phillies at Nationals game in Washington DC, 9/8/2009.On this date, Pedro & the Phillies would win a 5-3 game, with Pedro running has record to 4-0 in Philly. This victory would ultimately be the 2nd to final regular season victory of Pedro's career (218 of 219) and the final road win of his career. This specific ball was used in the bottom of the 4th inning - pitched by Pedro to the leadoff batter Josh Willingham. The ball would be pitched in the dirt and removed from play to be authenticated, while Willingham would be retired on a flyout. Pedro Martinez would wrap up his career in 2009 at a time when MLB-holo'd game-used balls with specific play authentication (such as this one) would be in their infancy- they were much more wide-spread from 2010 forward.
As such, Pedro's game-used authenticated pitches are nearly impossible to find- in fact we have never seen another one. The authentication is input by the on-site MLB authenticators, who apply the holograms and enter the details of the play. This ball carries the hologram LH444379. 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-kind item! Thank you for viewing our listing and please see our other current listings for rare memorabilia, sports cards, electronics, apparel, and much much more! This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Game Used Memorabilia\Baseball-MLB\Baseballs".The seller is "fogcityauctions-sf" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.