The Rawlings Big Stick bat has been personally hand signed by Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard. It comes encased in a beautiful mahogany finish framed bat case that has been laser engraved with the Phillies team logo. This product is officially licensed and authenticated by Major League Baseball and comes with an individually numbered; tamper evident hologram from Mounted Memories. To ensure authenticity, the hologram can be reviewed online. This process helps to ensure that the product purchased is authentic and eliminates any possibility of duplication or fraud.