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    1950 Yogi Berra Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 8--Signed by 100+ Major Leaguers. Bat collectors and autograph hounds will become unlikely adversaries when this unique lumber hits the block, as there is great appeal for each sect in this sixty-five year old relic. The former will be particularly drawn to the special vintage, as Yogi drove in 124 runs in 1950 to lead all Yankees, even the great DiMaggio. The signature model Hillerich & Bradsby H117 exhibits all key Berra traits, with a scored handle (and signs of grip tape removal), and solid ball marks throughout the barrel. Length and weight are thirty-six inches (36") and thirty-four and a half ounces (34.5 oz.) respectively. Handle is uncracked.

    It would appear that the bat was gifted to a fan in 1950 who then carried it to numerous ballgames for autograph collection, targeting over one hundred players including Nellie Fox, Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Early Wynn, Hal Newhouser, Phil Rizzuto, Whitey Ford, Lou Boudreau, Joe Gordon, Ted Lyons, Billy Martin, Jimmy Piersall and many, many more. Autographs average 5/10, sealed beneath a vintage clear coat. Neat drill holes in the knob and handle suggest the bat was mounted at some point, but these cause little distraction and could easily be filled if desired. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 8. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 14
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