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    1938-41 Hank Greenberg Game Used Bat. One of only six authentic Hank Greenberg game used bats known to exist, the presented signature model Hillerich & Bradsby is practically a mythical creature to the many serious Hall of Fame bat collectors itching for a chance at one. Too often the intense popularity of Greenberg memorabilia is attributed to his Jewish faith, minimizing the enormous talents which endangered Ruth's single season home run record in 1938, the first year of the offered bat's labeling period. While we cannot definitively peg this rare artifact to that fifty-eight home run campaign, the possibility of such a vintage does exist. Considering the heavy use of the bat, and the fact that Greenberg went deep 134 times during the three seasons and small fraction of a fourth in which the bat may have seen action, there's little doubt but that the antique ash is infused with a good dose of home run magic. Ball and cleat marks are interspersed among green and red bat rack streaks on the barrel, and the handle is scored for improved grip as was Greenberg's preference. Bat is uncracked. Length of just over thirty-five inches and just over thirty-three ounces are correct for ordering records, another factor compelling the experts to designate an impressive grade of PSA/DNA GU 8.5. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2010
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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