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    1933-35 Honus Wagner Used Coach's Bat. The unique vintage grip tape application on the handle of this Kren's Special 405H matches both period photos of the Old Dutchman at the plate and a documented gamer in the PSA/DNA game used bat database, leading expert John Taube to state with virtual certainty that it was applied by the inaugural class Hall of Famer himself. Further up the barrel is a second spiral of tape, used to secure a crack that put an end to a lengthy term of service as hitting instructor for his old Pittsburgh Pirates team, a position he held from 1933 through 1952. Notable "pupils" of Wagner included Arky Vaughan, Ralph Kiner, Pie Traynor and Hank Greenberg. Ball marks and stitch impressions appear in the dark grain, as does a scattering of cleat gouges. A block lettered "Honus Wagner" appears on the barrel, and it's important to note that such a bat would not have been available in retail (or any other) format. The bat measures thirty-five inches in length, weighing a hefty Dead Ball Era-style thirty-eight ounces. Consigned by the son of a man who was handed the bat by Wagner as a young boy at a 1933 Pirates game. An exciting opportunity to own a genuine war club from one of the greatest figures in the early twentieth century sport. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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