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1971 Washington Senators Game-Used Bat Lot of (13) With F. Howard

Lot Number 518

Quantity: Bid Starts: 02/02/2015 12:00:00 
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Poor performance and sparse attendance spelled doom for the second incarnation of the Washington Senators. Strolling down memory lane to that club’s final campaign in 1971, here are (13) bats used during the 1960s or 1970s by members of that final roster from the Nation’s Capital. Most are autographed! Includes: B. Allen, Burroughs, Casanova, Cox, Cullen, Epstein, French, Harrah, F. Howard (full PSA/DNA), Nelson, Randle, Stelmaszek, and Unser. Auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.

Bernie Allen 1967-1968 Signed Game-Used Bat: a Hillerich & Bradsby (33.6-oz/34-1/2”) “S2” signature model signed between the center brand and barrel stampings in black marker (“7” strength). The weapon shows heavy use with ball, bat-rack and surface marks throughout, as well as checking and grain swelling on the hitting surface and a lengthy H-shaped handle crack.

Jeff Burroughs 1970-1971 Game-Used Bat: a Hillerich & Bradsby (31.8-oz/35”) “B285” signature model showing heavy use with ball, bat-rack and deeply embedded surface marks about the barrel, a 6” handle crack and an illegible numeric notation on the knob.

Paul Casanova 1969-1970 Signed Game-Used Bat: a Hillerich & Bradsby (35-oz/35-1/2”) “S192” signature model signed between the center brand and barrel stampings in black marker (“7” strength). Heavy use is evident with ball, bat-rack and surface marks throughout, as well as pine-tar residue about the handle, an 8” crack and a black marker notation of “8” on the knob.

Casey Cox 1966-1968 Signed Game-Used Bat: a Hillerich & Bradsby (32.9-oz/35”) “U1” block-letter (last name only) model signed between the center brand and barrel stampings in black marker (“7” strength). Heavy use is evident with ball, bat-rack and surface marks throughout, as well a pine-tar residue on the handle’s middle portion and an 11-1/2” crack that extends to the center brand. Cox’ number “29” is inscribed on the flare knob in black marker.

Tim Cullen 1966-1968 Signed Game-Used Bat: a Hillerich & Bradsby (34.8-oz/35”) “C222” signature model signed between the center brand and barrel stampings in black marker (“8-9” strength). The lumber features a flare knob and shows moderate use with ball, surface marks and grain swelling on the barrel and a significant crack of over 13 inches that extends from the handle to the barrel.

Mike Epstein 1967-1968 Signed Game-Used Bat: a Hillerich & Bradsby (36.1-oz/35”) “O18” signature model signed between the center brand and barrel stampings in black marker (“7” strength). Heavy use characteristics include ball and deeply embedded stitch marks about the barrel, as well as a lengthy H-shaped handle crack and a black marker notation of “6” on the knob.

Jim French 1965-1968 Signed Game-Used Bat: a Hillerich & Bradsby (33.3-oz/35”) “G69” signature model signed between the center brand and barrel stampings in black marker (“8-9” strength). The uncracked weapon features a Hornsby-style knob and exhibits evidence of heavy use with ball, cleat and surface marks throughout, as well as grain swelling and finish loss on the hitting surface.

Toby Harrah 1867-1968 Signed Game-Used Bat: a Hillerich & Bradsby (33.9-oz/34-1/2”) “U1” signature model signed between the center brand and barrel stampings in silver marker (“8-9” strength). The uncracked weapon features a deep brown finish and shows light use with scattered surface marks and a black marker notation of “11” on the flare knob. The center brand stampings date to 1967-1968, suggesting Harrah used this bat at the minor league level.

Frank Howard 1970-1972 Signed Game-Used Bat: a Hillerich & Bradsby (33.5-oz/36-1/2”) “S192” block-letter (last name only) model signed “Frank “Hondo” Howard” above the barrel stampings in black marker (“9” strength) and inscribed “Good Luck.” Moderate use attributes include ball, bat-rack and surface marks throughout, a black marker notation of “33”on the knob and a handle crack that has been mended with an adhesive agent. Full photo LOA from John Taube, PSA/DNA (for bat use).

Dave Nelson 1969-1972 Game-Used Bat: a Hillerich & Bradsby (33.6-oz/34”) “O16” uncracked signature model with evidence of moderate use in the form of ball, cleat and stitch marks about the barrel. Multiple numeric notations on the knob suggest use by more than one player.

Len Randle 1977-1979 Game-Used Bat: a Hillerich & Bradsby (31.4-oz/34-1/2”) “C243” signature model with a cupped end. Heavy use characteristics include ball marks and grain swelling about the hitting surface and a criss-cross layer of athletic tape lining the handle.

Rick Stelmaszek 1969-1972 Game-Used Bat: a Hillerich & Bradsby (33.5-oz/35”) “W215” signature model with evidence of heavy use in the form of ball and deeply embedded stitch marks throughout, as well as a handle crack of five inches.

Del Unser 1969-1971 Signed Game-Used Bat: a Hillerich & Bradsby (32.7-oz/35”) “O1” signature model signed between the center brand and barrel stampings in black marker (“8” strength). The uncracked lumber shows moderate use with ball, bat-rack and surface marks throughout, as well as a handwritten notation of “30” on the knob.

Also included is a Hillerich & Bradsby 1965-1968 Doug Camilli “S2” (32.9-oz/34-1/2”) signature model autographed by (20) franchise stars .Black marker signatures average (“7-8’ strength and include: B. Allen, H. Allen, Billings, E. Brinkman, Camacho, Cox, Cullen, Epstein, French, Higgins, Hudson, Humphreys, Knowles, Kreutzer, McMullen, Stroud, Terwilliger, Valentine and (2) unidentified. The bat shows excessive use with surface marks throughout and severe checking on the hitting surface.

NOTE:
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