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Lot 408

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Lot Number: 408

Description: Stan Musial early career professional model baseball bat c.late 1940s. Exceptional game bat with centerbrand dating to the earliest portion of Musial's storied Hall of Fame career. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat has "Stan Musial" facsimile signature burned into the barrel. Usage wear is evident throughout but primarily concentrated on the hitting surface below the manufacturer's markings. A highly desirable trait in a bat wielded by one of the most consistent hitters of all-time. Handle crack is confined to the portion of the bat not visible when positioned for display as is grain separation on the back. Measures 34.5" in length and weighs 32.2oz. Musial debuted with the Cardinals in September of 1941 and joined the team full time for 1942 World Championship season. The following year he was voted to the first of what would become a record (24) All-Star Game appearances and earned his first of (3) NL MVP Awards. The Cardinals won another Championship in 1944 and, after Musial took the 1945 season off, did it again in 1946. At the time of his retirement (15) years later "The Man" held or shared (17) Major League records, (29) National League records, and (9) All-Star Game records. Fine and exceedingly desirable game bat from a player who exemplified modesty and sportsmanship throughout his career. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, copy of letter detailing that the bat was obtained during a 1947 Cardinals vs. Dodgers game at Ebbets Field, and letter of provenance from the family: EX

Estimated Price Range: ($4,000-$6,000)

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