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1950s-1970s Major Stars Pro Model Bat Collection (4)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,972.00
Collection of four pro model player bats, dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. Each of these pro model bats are cracked and exhibit considerable game use, including one or all of the following: ball and rack marks, pine tar, and slight deadwood. The collection includes the following: 1) George Kell 1950-1960 Hillerich & Bradsby 125 model #M159 (uncracked, some markings on the knob end in blue marker are unrelated to Kell); 2) Bobby Murcer 1969-1972 Hillerich & Bradsby 125 model #K55 (Murcer's player number "1" is written on the knob end in black marker); 3) Tony Olivia 1969-1972 Hillerich & Bradsby 125 model #D2; 4) Vada Pinson 1969-1972 Hillerich & Bradsby 125 model #R161. Also included is the game ball from Vada Pinson's 2,486 career hit. The ball is signed and inscribed by Pinson which reads "on a 2-1 pitch off Fred Beene in the top of the 5th I hit this ball for a double to left field for my 2,486 Major League hit - Best Wishes always, Vada Pinson - 6/1/73." The signature and inscription grade an "8" overall. Pinson collected a total of 2,757 hits during his eighteen-year career. Total 5 items (four bats and one game ball). LOAs from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS and James Spence/JSA and Steve Grad, Mike Gutierrez, Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,972.00
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