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    1933-35 Walter Johnson Signed Bat, PSA/DNA Authentic.
    For over half a century, Walter Johnson endured a lonely existence as the sole inhabitant of the 3,000 Strikeout Clubhouse until Cardinals ace Bob Gibson became his first roommate in 1974. Though Gibson may have matched Johnson's famous velocity, the Big Train was a singular rarity in the dawning decades of the twentieth century, striking fear into the hearts of even the most accomplished and unflappable batsmen of the day.

    "The first time I faced him, I watched him take that easy windup," the legendary Ty Cobb recounted. "And then something went past me that made me flinch. The thing just hissed with danger. We couldn't tough him. Every one of us knew we'd met the most powerful arm ever turned loose in a ball park."

    Three decades after that memorable first encounter, Cobb and Johnson would join Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner and Christy Mathewson as the very first inductees of the Baseball Hall of Fame. It was shortly before that honor was bestowed that Johnson laid fountain pen to this retail model Lou Gehrig bat, creating a relic which we believe is now the sole single-signed Walter Johnson bat on the planet.

    The firethrowing legend's autograph presents with impressive 7/10 strength today, and the bat itself shows significant handling wear and crusted residue near the barrel end suggesting the bat was once part of some sort of display. Bat measures thirty-three inches (33"). Bid now or forever hold your peace. You likely won't get a second chance. LOA from PSA/DNA Authentic. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from SGC Authentic.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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