Local boy Jack Tobin spent the majority of his 13-year career in St. Louis, playing for the Federal League’s Terriers (pacing the circuit with 184 hits in 1915) and the American League’s Browns. This professional model bat was handled by Tobin during the early portion (1916-1921) of his career. The Hillerich & Bradsby (33-oz/34-1/2”) block-letter (last name only) weapon sports a “dash-dot-dash” center brand and shows heavy use with surface marks throughout and a series of vintage batboy nails driven to mend the checking on the hitting surface. A 9-1/2” H-shaped handle crack represents the lumber’s demise, after which, grease pencil “side writing” was executed on the barrel, requesting the manufacture of additional models. There are lathe marks on the knob and barrel end. Auction photo LOA from John Taube, PSA/DNA.
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