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    1928-30 Al Simmons Game Used Sidewritten Bat, PSA/DNA GU 8. If you naturally assumed that Jimmie Foxx was the leading run producer of the Championship-era Philadelphia Athletics, you've made a reasonable yet incorrect judgment. In fact it was the man who swung this thirty-eight inch monster of a signature model Hillerich & Bradsby that led not only the team, but the entire American League with 157 RBI's in 1929. Only Gehrig topped him in 1930. Thus the excellent use apparent on this supremely desirable bat is no surprise. The grain checking became so pronounced that nails were utilized to stop the swelling, and ball marks and stitch impressions coat the surface. Light pine tar remains on the handle, and illegible pencil writing appears on the handle. The handle is cracked lightly, and a small chip is missing from the knob. Cleat marks dot the barrel.

    Taube notes the sidewriting on the bat, an indication that it was returned to the Louisville factory for duplication, but the text has faded from legibility. He remains confident, nonetheless, that the use is Simmons' and states this explicitly in the letter of examination. It's certainly one of the most desirable Simmons bats to surface in the hobby, with the use and vintage that haunts a discriminating collector's dreams. Weight thirty-four and a half ounces. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 8.


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