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1917-1921 Ty Cobb Hillerich & Bradsby Decal Bat

Lot Number 178

Quantity: Bid Starts: 05/10/2009 16:00:00 
Bid Open: 500.00  Bid Ends: 05/27/2009 21:00:00 
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Description

While it was clear that nobody could match Ty Cobb's ornery disposition and temper, it wasn't beyond the dreams of baseball aspirants to attempt to match the Georgia Peach's hitting prowess (albeit on the sandlots). In compliance with those Cobb fans, Kentucky's Hillerich & Bradsby turned weapons like the offered Ty Cobb decal bat. Manufactured during the 1917-1921 labeling period (as evidenced by the “dash-dot_dash” feature in the center brand), this (37.2oz/35”) high-grade ash example bears the look, feel and dimensions of the war clubs that Cobb himself used to wield, but its retail status is learned when beholding the “40 TC” stamping (a “40 cents” retail cost indicator). On the barrel, a colorful decal shows Cobb in his left-handed stance with “Georgia Peach” emblazoned in angled characters. The decal itself is affected by flaking, but still remains about 70 percent complete with Cobb's facsimile signature reflecting that same portion of completeness. The uncracked lumber features a flare knob and, although it shows no characteristics inherent to diamond use, does show a series a nicks and surface marks (none of which affect the decal) and has a lathe mark on the knob and some grain separation at the barrel end.  
 
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