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Lot Number: 23

Description: Tris Speaker professional model baseball bat c.1922-25 (PSA "GU 8"). Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Speaker facsimile signature in the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 43.9oz. Uncracked with outstanding use including ball marks which cover the hitting surface and grain swelling due to repeated contact. A small chip in the knob is noted for accuracy. One of the greatest players in the history of baseball, Speaker ranks 6th All-Time in average (.345), 5th All-Time in hits (3,514), and still hold the records for doubles (792). His prowess in the field was no less impressive. In a career which spanned (3) decades he played on a trio of World Series Championship teams. During the labeling period in which this bat was produced he was with the Cleveland Indians with whom (over an 11 year stretch) he hit (.350). Speaker bats are notably rare with a total of just (17) examples that appear in the PSA database. Of those only (7) have been graded (8) or higher. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA (graded "GU 8"): EX

Estimated Price Range: ($15,000-$25,000)

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