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Extraordinary 1916-20 Joe Jackson H&B 250 Store Model Bat
Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $4,312.50
"Joe Jackson" signature H&B 250 model has the "Trademark, Weather Seasoned, Hand Bone Rubbed" stamp to the left of the center brand. This is the ultimate Joe Jackson store model bat dating from Jackson's playing days. The "dash-dot-dash" 250 models were available in the H&B catalog from 1917 to 1920. Jackson models were dropped from the line in September 1920 after he was banned from the game. After 1920 H&B removed "Joe" from the die used to make Jackson model bats, thus identifying this with certainty as a bat dating from Jackson's playing days. The 250 models at this time were actually of a superior quality to the 125 professional models, and many well known players were known to have used these catalog bats in games, although it is unlikely that this bat ever saw use by Jackson. The uncracked bat exhibits tremendous game use including ball hit and cleat marks throughout the barrel. This is the only example of this style Joe Jackson top-of-the-line catalog model H&B 250 full signature bat dating from his playing days with the White Sox we have ever seen, and is significant both as a Joe Jackson H&B signature model, and as a relatively affordable alternative to game-used barnstorming bats which are extremely similar (and more common) and which are generally accepted as Jackson game bats. Length: 33.75 inches. Weight 40 ounces. LOAs from Dave Bushing & Dan Knoll/SCD Authentic and John Taube & Vince Malta/PSA DNA. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $4,312.50
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