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    1926 Babe Ruth Store Model Bat from Ruth's Hands to Minneapolis Orphan. A terrific memento that was presented by the Sultan of Swat on November 1, 1926, to orphan Edgar Strug at St. Joseph's Home for Children during a trip to Minneapolis. During that trip, Ruth visited the catholic boy's home, worked out with the football Gophers, visited a friend in the hospital and even did some vaudeville at the Pantages.

    Documented by a tremendous photo of the unmistakable Strug with the Yankees legend, the 36" lumber is slightly cracked above the handle, which has been repaired by two nails. Featuring Ruth's facsimile signature on the barrel, it has "ST JOE" imprinted in the knob above the "36" marking. A highly significant gift from the most iconic sports figure in history. Please note: bat expert John Taube dates this bat to 1931, so it is probable that the original owner was mistaken on the year from when it was obtained.

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    October, 2018
    18th-19th Thursday-Friday
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