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1959 Dick Groat All-Star Game Pro Model Bat
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $1,044.00
Hillerich & Bradsby model O16 has "All Star Game - Groat - Pittsburgh 1959" in block letters on the barrel. The bat exhibits heavy use for an All-Star Game bat, including ball and stitch marks. Groat was the complete ballplayer. He batted over .300 four times, was named to five National League All-Star teams, and won the NL MVP Award in 1960. 1959 was his first appearance in a midseason summer classic. This bat originates from the family of the Pittsburgh Pirates team physician, Dr. Joseph Feingold, and is accompanied by a letter of provenance from the family which states that the bat was a personal gift to Dr. Feingold from Dick Groat. Length: 35 inches. Weight: 32 ounces. SCD Authentic Grade: A10. LOAs from Dave Bushing/SCD Authentic and John Taube & Vince Malta/PSA DNA. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $1,044.00
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