Vintage Eddie Collins Louisville Slugger Decal Bat 
Lot Number 210
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Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1939, Eddie "Cocky" Collins was the greatest second baseman of all-time according to baseball historian Bill James. Retiring after the 1930 season, Collins was a pivotal member of Connie Mack's famous "$100,000 infield" propelling the Philadelphia Athletics to four American League pennants and three World Championships between 1910 and 1914 before being traded to the White Sox, where he helped them to pennants in 1917 and 1919. This rare and beautiful 35" Louisville Slugger multi-color decal bat dates from that historic period and is stamped with the manufacturers "40 E.C." store model designation. The bat is uncracked and retains approximately 80% of the decal along with much of its original gloss and patina. Black tape covers 12" of the handle, and dirt and a few small marks offer evidence of moderate use. This rare, full-sized period decal bat grades EX.  
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