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    1939-43 Mel Ott Game Bat Signed by 1945 New York Giants Team. Important artifact dates to the year the high-stepping Giants slugger made the 500 Home Run Club a trio, the last complete season posted by the Hall of Fame outfielder. The signature model Hillerich & Bradsby's labeling actually dates the lumber to the 1939-43 era, but somehow the bat was spared the trauma of duty in the hands of the Manhattan long ball artist, instead enjoying a relatively peaceful slumber before being passed around the Giants dugout during the closing days of the Second World War.

    Ott himself is most prominent among the extraordinarily bold black fountain pen signatures that adorn the barrel, joined by fellow future Hall of Famer Ernie Lombardi and notables Nap Reyes, Adolfo Luque, Van Mungo, Bill Jurges, Phil Weintraub, Buddy Kerr, Johnny Rucker, Bill Voiselle and more. None of the twenty-seven signatures dips below 9/10 in strength.

    The bat is crafted from thirty-four ounces of blonde ash and measures thirty-five inches, perfectly matching Ott's factory ordering records for the period. PSA/DNA has assigned the bat a grade of GU5, the highest possible rating for a bat lacking game use. LOA from PSA/DNA (bat). Full LOA from PSA/DNA (autographs). Full LOA from James Spence Authentication (autographs).

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