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    1916-18 Ty Cobb Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 8. "A ball bat is a wondrous weapon," Cobb once reported, and arguably none in the sport's history have been as proficient in its use. Though Pete Rose famously knocked the Peach from his perch in 1985, it's only fair to report that Charlie Hustle recorded 14,053 at bats compared to Cobb's 11,434. Had the Hall of Fame's first inductee kept his average pace through another 2,600 at bats to match Rose's chances, he'd be the sole member of the 5,000 Hit Club. Cobb remains the career leader with a .366 batting average, a record as safe as any in American sport.

    So it's little wonder that many consider a Cobb game used bat to be the Holy Grail of the baseball collectibles world, and few could match the presented model in desirability. The Hillerich & Bradsby dash-dot-dash exhibits extraordinary game use from the heart of Cobb's peerless career, a three-year span that saw Cobb average a scalding .378 and claim the American League batting title twice (1917-18).

    The experts at PSA/DNA characterize game use as "outstanding," referencing multiple ball marks, grain swelling and a professionally repaired handle crack. A few scattered bruises are likely related to the bat's decades of storage. The thirty-four and a half inch (34.5") length and thirty-nine ounce (39 oz.) weight are consistent with Cobb's C28 format. A marvelous example of one of the most desirable bats in the collecting hobby. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 8.


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    May, 2020
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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