“SHOELESS” JOE JACKSON PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT\n\nA Hillerich & Bradsby, Pre Model number bat dating from the 1917-21 labeling period with the signature Joe Jackson emblazoned upon the barrel. Exhibits outstanding use with a substantial handle crack, repaired drying or grain swelling on the front and left barrel, ball marks on the right, left and back barrel, cleat marks, scoring on the handle to enhance grip, and some fading to the finish on the front barrel. The bat features Jackson’s dark barrel and natural handle, characteristic of his “Black Betsy” finish. Legendary slugger “Shoeless” Joe Jackson (1887-1951) played for the Chicago White Sox from 1915-1920 during the labeling period of the offered bat. One of two known professional model Joe Jackson bats, and the only full name script Signature model manufactured by Louisville Slugger that can be attributed to being used by Jackson. Authenticated and graded by PSA/DNA GU 7.\n\n35.5 in.\n\n39.2 oz.