Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1953 Roy Campanella Game Issued Bat. While the presented Hillerich & Bradsby G80 with a block-lettered "Campanella" on the barrel may never have made its Big League debut, the history of the bat is so charming we can forgive this failing. The experts at PSA/DNA have managed to confirm the ordering date as May 19, 1953, where the H&B records note "To Brooklyn for TV show," more specifically the "Happy Felton's Knothole Gang" program which ran on New York TV station WOR Channel 9 in the early and mid-1950's. Hugely popular with Brooklyn youth in its day, the show served a large part in the adoration of the Bums which is reflected to this day in the collecting market. It's likely that Campy did indeed wield this bat on camera as he taught youngsters the fundamentals of the sport. Campanella's number "39" appears in black paint on the barrel end. Length thirty-four inches; weight thirty-two ounces. LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 359

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976

    Learn about consigning with us

    I am completely satisfied, more to the point, absolutely ecstatic, about not only the proceeds but the wonderful professional manner every aspect of my little consignment was handled.
    Bill R.,
    Green Bay, WI
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search