MastroNet Spring 2005
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Offered is a 34", 33-oz. H&B game bat used by Hall of Fame catcher Ernie "Schnozz" Lombardi during his tenure with the New York Giants. The signature-model "M31" bat is composed of top-quality white ash and features deep and distinct manufacturer's stampings throughout. Heavy use is displayed throughout its length in the form of ball marks, deeply embedded stitch marks, cleat marks, dead wood on the reverse of the barrel and a 12" crack in the handle that has been repaired with two small vintage nails. Remnants of what appears to be red paint is visible on the knob. While H&B personal shipping records for Lombardi do list orders of "M31" model bats during this period, no shipments of 34" bats can be found. However, the bat does appear on a team order placed by the Giants on 4/4/45. Graded A6 by SCD Authentic. LOA from Dan Knoll & Dave Bushing/SCD Authentic.
Ernie Lombardi 1943-49 H&B Game Used Bat
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