Company that submitted winning bid will cut up bat
A bat purportedly used by Pete Rose sold on Saturday for more than $100,000 -- surpassing its auction estimate by more than tenfold.
A Rose autograph on the bat associated the piece of wood with the hit king's 159th home run, but the true jump in the bidding is believed to be a result of the auction house, Leland's, marketing it as a corked bat.
The bat was purchased for $103,631 by online gambling site GoldenPalace.com, which has a reputation for buying unique auction items.
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