19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 32,500
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
HACK WILSON PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT
An un-cracked, Hillerich & Bradsby, Model Number His 1-30-26 bat dating from the 1926-28 labeling period with the signature Lewis (Hack) Wilson emblazoned upon the barrel. Exhibits heavy use with ball marks on the left and back of the barrel, cleat impressions on all sides of the barrel and a light coat of pine tar on the handle and center brands. Features Wilson’s characteristic “broom stick” style handle, making it rather top heavy. Hall of Famer Lewis “Hack” Wilson (1900-1948) played for the Chicago Cubs from 1926-1931, during the labeling period of the offered bat. Authenticated and graded by PSA/DNA GU 9.
35 3/4 in.
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