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1957 Bob Grim World Series Pro-Model Bat
Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $470.00
Rare H&B block-letter model "C189" bat specially produced for New York Yankees pitcher Bob Grim for use during the 1957 World Series. The bat is stamped "World Series 1957" and "New York Yankees" in block letters above and below (respectively) Grim's name (last name only) on the barrel. All of the manufacturer's stampings remain distinct and legible, and the bat displays light use. Grim made two relief appearances in the 1957 World Series against the Milwaukee Braves, pitching a total of two and a third innings. He had no plate appearances, therefore the little use displayed on the bat was probably the result of pre-game batting practice. World Series bats have long been highly prized by collectors due to both their rarity (normally only two were issued to each player) and inherent provenance. Length: 33.87 inches. Weight: 32.3 ounces. Graded A8 by MEARS (base grade of 5, plus 1 point for use and 2 points for its World Series provenance). This bat has been consigned to this auction directly from the personal collection/inventory of world-renowned bat and jersey authenticators David Bushing and/or Troy Kinunen. LOA from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $470.00
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