1928-30 Tony Lazzeri Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 7....
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9701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
So while the first great Italian-American baseball star may have suffered by comparison during his playing days, the modern collecting hobby can enjoy the clarity of hindsight responsible for his long overdue 1991 Cooperstown induction. Long a position for nimble singles hitters, the second sack was transformed by Golden Age greats like Lazzeri and Rogers Hornsby, paving the way for modern stars like Ryne Sandberg, Roberto Alomar and current Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano. So those with an eye to the sport's evolution should pay close attention to this signature model Hillerich & Bradsby, tipping the scales at a Ruthian forty and a half ounces.
Expert John Taube heaps praise upon the thirty-five inches of ash, noting "evidence of excellent use with a crack on the handle and back barrel that have been professionally repaired, and slight checking from repeated ball contact on the left barrel." He also draws our attention to a scattering of cleat marks inflicted as Lazzeri knocked dirt off the soles of his shoes in the batter's box.
Considerably more rare than the lumber of any other field player enshrined in Monument Park, this Lazzeri representation is an opportunity to be taken seriously. The chance to own another could be years away, if not an eternity. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 7.
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