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1956 Ernie Banks Game Used All-Star Bat. One of the most popular players ever to call Wrigley Field home, and the first Chicago Cubs player of African descent, Banks paired enormous baseball talents with great sociological relevance to stand as one of the most important players of the post-war era. His joyful exuberance for the sport--"It's a beautiful day for a ballgame! Let's play two!"--further endeared him to his millions of fans, who will surely see this offering for the rare and exciting opportunity that it is.

While it's true that Banks did not get into the action at the 1956 Midsummer Classic at Washington D.C.'s Griffith Stadium, he didn't let this coveted slab of lumber go to waste, turning its power upon his National League opponents during the regular season rather than Whitey Ford and the gang of the American League All-Stars. Bat expert John Taube characterizes the use as "excellent," noting grain swelling and a coating of ball marks and stitch impressions throughout the barrel. The signature model Hillerich & Bradsby S2 perfectly matches Banks' personal preferences with thirty-five inches of length and thirty-one ounces of weight. Taube mentions only a tape and a water stain on the barrel in his disclaimers, assigning a final grade of GU 8. Bat is uncracked, and autographed by Banks in flawless blue sharpie. LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (autograph). Full LOA from James Spence Authentication (autograph).

Service and Handling Description: Bats, Clubs, Sticks, Swords, Rifles, etc. (view shipping information)

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August, 2011
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