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Lot # 1082 (of 1411)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1921-1931 George Sisler Pro Model Bat

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For -

H&B signature model (predating model numbers) displays heavy use throughout including surface marks and grain swelling. The handle features a twelve-inch crack (repaired by two vintage nails) that has resulted in the the loss of a four-inch sliver of wood along the reverse of the upper part of the handle. All of the manufacturer's stampings remain bold and legible. Two small "dents" appear on the barrel, one just below Sisler's facsimile signature and the other on the reverse. There are no factory records for length for Sisler bats from this era, which are typically 35 to 36 inches but are known to vary. The offered bat measures 33.75 inches, which falls well within the acceptable range of variance for such specifications. Sisler was one of the greatest hitters of all time and is one of only three modern-day players to bat over .400 on two separate occasions (Cobb and Hornsby are the others). He finished his career with an amazing .340 lifetime average and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1939. Length: 33.75 inches. Weight: 36 ounces. Graded A6 by MEARS. (This bat would have graded an ideal A8 but lost one point due to dents and another point due to the crack/missing sliver on reverse of handle.) This bat has been consigned to this auction directly from the personal collection of world-renowned bat authenticator David Bushing. LOA from Dave Bushing and Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR

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