Nap Lajoie Bat, Game Used Louisville Slugger, Sells for $8,500 at NateDSanders.com
A Nap Lajoie game used bat is a rarity in the sports memorabilia world. Fantastic examples can sell for the high five figures. Here at NateDSanders.com Auctions, we were lucky once to have auctioned off a modest Lajoie bat. Here is the description, picture and price:
Napoleon “Nap” Lajoie Game-Used Bat
Authentic Napoleon “Nap” Lajoie Bat; a Louisville Slugger professional game-used bat. Accompanied by Mears LOA, which dates the bat to 1916-1921, and states: “This is the only known professional model signature bat from the end of Lajoie’s playing days in the Major Leagues (1916) or the beginning of his playing days in the Minor Leagues (post-1916).” Bat measures 34.75″ and weighs 35.6 ounces. LOA gives final grade of A5.5. Knob of bat has what looks like a large “D” carved into the end. In the early twentieth century, Lajoie was second only to Ty Cobb as the top player in the American League. Sold for $8,500.