19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 415,500
Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 400,000
LOU GEHRIG PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT
An un-cracked, Hillerich & Bradsby, Model Number His 5-13-31 bat dating from the 1935 labeling period with the small signature variation Lou Gehrig emblazoned upon the barrel. Exhibits outstanding use with defined ball marks on the right, left and back of the barrel, cleat impressions on the left and right barrel and blue and red bat rack streaks. Gehrig’s number 4 is carved lightly in the knob. Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) played for the New York Yankees from 1923-1939, during the labeling period of the offered bat. Authenticated and graded by PSA/DNA GU 10.
35 1/4 in.
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