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    1922-25 Babe Ruth Game Used Bat. There's nothing quite like the thrill of holding a Babe Ruth bat in one's hands, and this is a scarce early example dating to the era of the New York Yankees' first World Championship season. The signature model Hillerich & Bradsby exhibits excellent use with a professionally repaired handle crack, suggesting that the Babe may have launched a few into the cheap seats with this historic lumber. Several ball marks are visible on the right and left barrel, with the latter showing evidence of spike marks as well. Though Ruth typically utilized bats measuring thirty-five or thirty-six inches in length, he is quoted in an article on batting that he did sometimes use shorter bats as well. At a length of thirty-four inches and weight of thirty-seven ounces, this specimen certainly falls within the acceptable range. With examples matching Ruth's most commonly used attributes routinely approaching and surpassing the $100,000 mark at auction, this specimen boasting slightly more modest dimensions becomes all the more attractive. A key artifact from the beginning of the New York Yankees reign as baseball's most noteworthy franchise. Graded GU5. LOA from Taube & Malta.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    3rd Saturday
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