The grip was removed to verify the production date which is 7/23/02. So you will need to add whatever grip you want to the bat. Bat has been used but in very good condition considering it's a 15+ year old bat.
There are NO cracks, rattles, or end cap issues. These bats are getting almost impossible to find. Bat is a 34 inch and 28 ounce BALANCED which makes it even more difficult to come by. These were the most durable ULTRA 1's made back in the day and are the liveliest... I doubt if there are many around in this condition that still have the ASA STAMPS.
There were several different beliefs about the white star on these bats. The rumors were that they only made about 50-75 of these with the white star. Some rumored the star bats to be player bats and hotter. The item "OG MIKEN VELOCIT-E ULTRA 1 ASA STAMP WITH STAR 28 oz BALANCED BUBBLE KNOB MSU" is in sale since Wednesday, July 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Team Sports\Baseball & Softball\Bats\Softball-Slowpitch".
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