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    1925-28 John "Jocko" Conlan Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 7--Only Known Example! If you consider yourself an elite Hall of Fame bat collector, this might just be the most attractive lot within this Signature auction. Presented is the sole known gamer from the personal arsenal of Jocko Conlan, a man of limited playing skills who earned his Cooperstown bronze through a quarter century of service as a National League umpire. Conlan played just two seasons of Major League ball, and it was during the second that one of the two umps officiating a White Sox vs. Browns contest fell ill and Conlan, known for his honesty, was tapped to fill in. The following season he made the transition, working his way back to the Majors after several minor league seasons of service.

    The presented bat derives from his first term of service in the secondary leagues, as a player, his surname branded into the barrel of the hefty thirty-five inch (35"), thirty-six ounce (36 oz.) Hillerich & Bradsby. Heavy use is evident in multiple ball marks and light pine tar and removed grip tape at the cracked handle. Faint factory side writing is evident but illegible. The experts at PSA/DNA confirm that no other players with a "Conlan" surname were active during the bat's production period. The rarest of opportunities for the serious hobbyist. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 7.


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    May, 2015
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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