On a side note (hopefully not a hijack of the post), but I remember seeing Torii and Jacque and Doug, etc, etc. play AA when they visited the Akron Aeroes. Seeing that AA game was better baseball than watching the Twins major league club at the time! (not to mention watching them outdoors vs. in the dome).
Regarding the bat, as is the case with most collectibles, you're likely to get a better price in Minnesota (where Torii plays) than anywhere else. In fact, with a player like Torii, you realistically might not get much anywhere other than in MN.