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(3) 1930s Hillerich & Bradsby Mini-Bats With Ruth, Gehrig and Medwick

Lot Number 863

Quantity: Bid Starts: 06/02/2014 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 100.00  Bid Ends: 06/12/2014 23:30:00 
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Description

With each at 16-1/4” in length, these baseball bats are hardly the “war clubs” wielded by the Hall of Famers whose names they bear. Still, these 1930s mini-bats are rare survivors. Likely stadium-issued souvenirs, each showcases a “Hillerich & Bradsby” center brand (with a “40” designator suggesting retail status) and the facsimile signature (on the barrel) of a contemporary star. Includes:

Lou Gehrig: of note is the Hornsby-style knob just like the ones on Gehrig’s actual weapons.

Joe Medwick: the facsimile signature reads “Mickey Medwick,” as it’s well documented that Medwick despised his “Ducky” moniker and “Mickey” was a nickname suggested by Medwick, himself.

Babe Ruth: the grandest and most elaborate of all (as usual), Ruth stands apart as his name and center brand are stamped in gold-colored characters.

 
 
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