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1951-1955 Ted Williams Pro Model Bat PSA/DNA GU 7.5
Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $8,888
Ted Williams H&B signature model ("W166") bat dating from the 1951-1955 manufacturing period. Graded GU 7.5 by PSA/DNA. As noted in the accompanying LOA from PSA/DNA, the "bat is uncracked and shows evidence of excellent use. Several ball marks and ball stitch impressions are visible on the left and back barrel. Also visible on the bat are cleat marks on the right barrel and blue and green bat rack streaks on the barrel and handle. The handle has been lightly scored to enhance the grip and there is a light coat of pine tar on the handle." In addition to the noted use, there is also a very faint, vintage ink notation (illegible, barely visible) on the back of the barrel. Williams missed nearly all of the 1952 and 1953 seasons due to military service but he was in fine form during the years 1951, 1954, and 1955. Williams posted averages of .318, .345, and .356, respectively, in each of those seasons, with a total of 87 home runs and 298 RBI. Ted Williams is considered by many to be the greatest hitter who ever lived, making an ideal authentic Ted Williams bat such as this, dating from the heart of his career, among the most desirable of all postwar Hall of Famer bats. Length: 35 inches. Weight: 33.4 ounces. LOA from John Taube and Vince Malta of PSA/DNA. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+. SOLD FOR $8,888
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