Classic history just $1,500!

You can own one of the crankbaits Mark Davis used to win the 1995 Bassmaster Classic

Mark Davis - 1995 Bassmaster Classic
B.A.S.S.
The Bomber Fat Free Shad was one of the baits Mark Davis used to win the 1995 Bassmaster Classic on North Carolina's High Rock Lake.

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Ken Duke

Ken Duke

Ken Duke is the Senior Editor of B.A.S.S. Publications. To get your daily dose of bass information, history and trivia, follow him on Twitter @thinkbass.

If you thought $400 Japanese swimbaits were a little pricey, you might think $1,500 for a crankbait is positively stratospheric, but that's apparently the going rate for a piece of Bassmaster Classic history. In digging around eBay for Classic memorabilia, I found this listing:

Bassmaster Classic 1995 Winning Bait-Bomber Citrus Shad

It's for a Bomber Fat Free Shad crankbait and certificate of authenticity stating that Mark Davis used it in winning that championship. With the Classic title in 1995, Davis became the first angler in history to win both the championship and the Bassmaster Angler of the Year award in the same season. Since then, Kevin VanDam accomplished the feat in 2010 and 2011.

And before you say $1,500 is too much for a Classic-winning crankbait, remember that it comes with free shipping!

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