Ernie Banks's game-used Louisville Slugger personal model baseball bat from the 1967 All-Star Game in Anaheim, signed on the barrel in black felt tip, "Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub." The special bat is engraved on the barrel, "All Star Game, Ernie Banks, 1967 Anaheim," and on the knob, "S2." Made by Hillerich & Bradsby, the ash bat measures 36″ long and weighs 33.7 ounces. It is uncracked and shows evidence of light use, including a few ball marks and stitch impressions, bat rack streaks, and a light coat of pine tar on the handle. It also has several scuffs and abrasions from handling. Accompanied by a letter of grading and authenticity from PSA/DNA, grading it as "PSA GU 9."
Making his 13th All-Star Game appearance in 1967, the veteran Cubs infielder took the plate as a pinch hitter in the top of the 10th inning in an effort to break a 1-1 tie. He singled off Al Downing in his sole at-bat, and the game dragged on to 15 innings before the National League took the lead. Boasting a large and bold signature embellished with his "Mr. Cub" nickname, this is a great game-used piece from the Chicago legend.
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