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    1921-30 Eddie Collins Game Used Bat. The inaugural class Hall of Famer was the youngest player in the American League (age nineteen) upon his debut in 1906, and the second oldest (age forty-three) during his final season of 1930. In those twenty-five seasons of action, Collins earned himself 3,315 hits, a lifetime .333 average, and baseball immortality. A favorite of the legendary manager Connie Mack, Collins was the only player in uniform for both the first (1910-14) and second (1929-30) great Philadelphia Athletics dynasty. He was still a highly productive batsman when this signature model Hillerich & Bradsby saw action, during the final decade of his career, and the exceptional use bears witness to this fact. Scattered ball marks are clearly evident three quarters of a century later, and minor grain separation has resulted from the punishment of horsehide on wood, though the bat remains uncracked. The length and weight of thirty-three and three quarter inches and thirty-five ounces are proper for Collins gamers, as is the top quality white ash of which it is composed. In short, this is an outstanding representation of a pre-war Hall of Fame bat, worthy of Cooperstown and the finest private collections. LOA from Dave Bushing.

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    October, 2006
    28th Saturday
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