Having topped the Major Leagues with 1,875 hits during the 1950s, Philadelphia Phillies star Richie Ashburn was dealt to Chicago, where he was issued and autographed this game-ready bat. The Hillerich & Bradsby (31.3-oz/34-1/2”) “U1” signature model weapon is signed by Ashburn in black marker (“8” strength) just below the barrel stampings. The uncracked ash shows no game use and has bat-rack streaks throughout and a flare knob. The bat can be placed to Ashburn’s 1961 season, during which he placed six orders (totaling 24 bats) for 34-1/2” U1 models. Full photo LOA from John Taube, PSA/DNA (for bat only).
PSA/DNA full photo LOA (for bat authenticity only) cert/hologram #1B01938