Ryne Sandberg will always be remembered by Cubs fans for his hard-nosed play and loyalty to the Chicago area. The ten-time All-Star won nine Gold Glove Awards and was named the 1984 NL MVP. Some consider him to be the greatest second baseman of all time. Sandberg is one of only five players to have their number retired by the Cubs. This Rawlings Name Model bat has been hand signed and inscribed "HOF 05" by Ryne Sandberg. Each autograph is guaranteed authentic, and includes an individually numbered TRISTAR Authentic hologram. You can verify the authenticity of your autograph by entering your hologram number online at www.tristarauthentic.com.