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1952 Bobby Thomson All-Star Game Signed Pro Model Bat

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $2,900.00

Issued to Bobby Thomson for use in the 1952 All-Star Game, the model R16 bat is features the name "Thomson" stamped on the barrel in block letters. Displayed above and below his name, respectively, are "All Star Game" and "Philadelphia 1952." The bat displays heavy game use throughout including numerous ball marks along the barrel and rack marks. The heavy use indicates that this bat was clearly used following the All-Star Game. Thomson has signed the bat in black marker ("10") on the "sweet spot" of the barrel. The 1952 All-Star Game marked the first time in history that the "midsummer classic" was shortened due to weather. With the National League ahead 3-2 after five innings the game was finally called on account of rain. Thomson, who was still riding high after his famed "Shot Heard Round The World" in the 1951 playoff game against the Dodgers, was the starting third baseman for the National League that day. The popular third baseman/outfielder (he could easily have run for mayor the previous fall) was in the midst of another fine season at the time of his "first team" selection. He went on to finish the year with 24 home runs and 108 RBI. All-Star Game bats have long been highly prized by collectors both for their rarity (only two were issued to each player) and the fact that each can be identified specifically and with certainty to the All-Star Game of the defined year. That fact, coupled with Thomson's now legendary status, make this a truly exceptional All-Star Game bat. Length: 35 inches. Weight: 35 ounces. Graded A10 by MEARS. LOAs from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS and James Spence/JSA and Steve Grad, Mike Gutierrez & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $2,900.00

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