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1955 Hank Thompson Game-Issued Bat
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Hank Thompsons story is a tragedy. One of the first African Americans to play in the big leagues, Thompson died prematurely at age 43. Before he played in the Majors, Thompson starred in the Negro Leagues. Thompson was issued this Hillerich & Bradsby bat (34 ½ and 34.1 ounces) when he played for the New York Giants in 1955. There are scuffs on the barrel but it was not from use. S2 (bats model number) is punched into the knob. While unused, this specimen honors a Negro League great who became one of the first to break the color barrier.
100% Authentic Team, PSA Bats-John Taube Auction Letter
1955,Bat,New York Giants Hank Thompson
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