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    1934 American League Players Multi-Signed Bat Presented to Mickey Cochrane It's unclear if this was a gift to welcome the Hall of Fame catcher to the Detroit Tigers, or to congratulate him for his crowning as American League M.V.P., though we'd have to assume it's the latter. We know this much for certain--this sizable club, looking more like something wielded by a caveman than a ballplayer, was presented to Cochrane at Tiger Stadium after having been signed by over 100 American League ballplayers, including many of the teammates that helped bring the pennant to the Motor City. While the black ink has bled into the porous surface of the lightweight wood that makes up this bat, the vast majority are still quite clearly legible, and include Gehrig, Walter Johnson, Lazzeri, Al Simmons, Cronin, Lyons, Greenberg, Gehringer, Combs, Hornsby, Gomez, Dickey, Averill, Manush, Ruffing, Appling, Mack, Rick Ferrell and scores more. "Tigers 1934" makes up the amateurish, hand drawn trademark. Various nicks and scratches freckle the surface of the bat, but few signatures are meaningfully affected by this, and none of the keys. The bat measures thirty-six inches in length. Included in the lot is a letter from the woman who acquired this one of a kind piece directly from the Cochrane estate. LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
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