"He was a circus, a play and a movie, all rolled into one," said teammate Lefty Gomez. "Kids adored him, Men idolized him. Women loved him. There was something about him that made him great." The most visible, dominating, and popular athlete in American history, Babe Ruth turned baseball and the world on its head. Long after his last home run, his name has come to signify greatness and strength. No item in the realm of sports memorabilia symbolizes the essence of American sport more so than a bat used by Babe Ruth. It is the tool he used to single handedly lift the game of baseball from its depths in the wake of the 1919 Black Sox scandal and reclaim its status as America’s National Pastime. This is a game used Babe Ruth Hillerich & Bradsby professional model 125 bat that dates from one of the most storied seasons in his career. Based on factory records, this model is one of two identical bats, featuring a distinctive “Hack Wilson” style knob that was shipped to Ruth in 1932. That epic season culminated with Ruth’s infamous “Called Shot” against the Cubs in the World Series. The Yankees victory in that series brought Ruth his last of seven World Series titles. Measuring 33 ¾” in length and weighing 36.4 oz., the uncracked bat shows solid game use including numerous ball marks on the barrel. Made of the finest quality ash, the bat retains rich color, with strong factory markings. Elevating the stature of this bat into the pantheon of elite Ruth gamers is the fact that several years after it was retired by Ruth, the bats keeper got the Bambino to add his large, bold inscription, “To Jerry From Babe Ruth Sept. 11th 1939” ideally placed on the barrel. The quality of the inscription warranted a grade of MINT 9 based on a third party assessment by PSA/DNA, making it the highest graded autographed Ruth game bat recognized by that firm to date. The bat has been cautiously preserved, retaining a look and feel that reaches back to the golden years of baseball, when Ruth was King of the Diamond. LOAs from MEARS (Bat grade A8.5) and PSA/DNA (Auto. grade MINT 9).