1923-25 Babe Ruth Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9 - Fresh to the Hobby!...
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9701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
Of course one cannot be certain of the precise season in which this hefty thirty-nine ounce war club terrorized American League pitching, but the evidence of that terror is easy to read in the punished grain of the Hillerich & Bradsby signature model's left barrel. We stress that the positioning of these ball strikes is a key Ruth trait, as it matches the Babe's label-down left handed stance. Equally exciting is the barrel scoring that appears in this area, as Ruth was known to rough up the contact area of his bats in the belief that this enhanced the launching of horsehide. Most quality Ruth gamers likewise exhibit scattered gouges inflicted by tapping clay off his spikes, and we find a healthy speckling here. The weight and thirty-six inch length are likewise just right for the man who lived by the mantra of "swing big." This is no toothpick, for sure.
Leading bat expert John Taube assesses the degree of use as "heavy," noting the aforementioned evidence and a slight, professionally repaired handle crack. It's a picture-perfect specimen that comes honestly by its lofty GU 9 assessment. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 9.
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