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    1959-60 Frank Robinson Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 8. It might sound a bit absurd to suggest that a man enshrined at the Baseball Hall of Fame is underrated, but consider the facts. With 586 career home runs, Frank Robinson ranks ninth in Major League history, and number four among those active prior to the modern "Steroid Era." He retired just fifty-seven shy of membership in the 3,000 Hit Club. He won the 1956 Rookie of the Year Award, the fabled Triple Crown (as well as a World Championship) in 1966, an MVP Award in each League, and became the Major Leagues' first African-American manager in 1975. It's one of the most impressive resumes in American sports history.

    This signature model Hillerich & Bradsby R133 finds a young legend near the start of his long march to immortality, a battle-scarred relic exhibiting "outstanding" use in the opinion of the experts at PSA/DNA. Robinson would average thirty-four home runs and 104 runs batted in during the two-season production span, leading the Senior Circuit in the second half with a .595 slugging percentage.

    Ball marks and cleat impressions coat the barrel, where red bat rack streaks recall those early days in Cincinnati. Deep stitch impressions speak to Robinson's thunderous power. A lower handle crack has been professionally repaired. Length of thirty-five inches (35") and weight of thirty-one ounces (31 oz.) perfectly match factory ordering records. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 8.


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    30th-31st Thursday-Friday
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