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    1934-37 Luke Appling Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9. A 2011 letter of provenance from Appling's grandson establishes the presented representation as the most thoroughly documented example ever to surface on the hobby's auction block. It derives from the Hall of Famer's prime years as shortstop for the Chicago White Sox, the four-season production span marked by three top-twenty finishes in American League MVP voting and a 1936 batting title (.388). We see evidence of that chart-topping production in the outstanding game use, characterized by ball marks, stitch impressions, cleat divots and a repaired handle crack. The block-lettered Hillerich & Bradsby measures thirty-five inches (35") in length and just over thirty-three ounces (33 oz.) in weight, each matching factory ordering records. As of the 2011 PSA/DNA assessment, it was one of only three ever submitted to that leading service for grading. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 9. Letter of provenance from grandson of Luke Appling.

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    July, 2015
    30th-31st Thursday-Friday
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