An auction of Ted Williams memorablia recently fetched $1,600 for an autographed baseball with a ".406" inscription on it.
An original game bat Ted Williams gave to Boston Red Sox teammate Bobby Doerr commanded an amazing final bid of $46,000.
But the most amazing item among the plagues, baseballs, bats, photos, lithographs, letters, jackets et al. in the Hunt Auction, which raised money to benefit The Jimmy Fund, was an odd-looking baseball bat fishing rod.
The "Unique Ted Williams Louisville Slugger Bonefish Special baseball bat fishing rod" came with a black-and-white photo of Ted Williams the fisherman standing in front of seven bonefish he caught, though probably not with that baseball bat fishing rod.
Here's a description of Lot 501 from Hunt Auctions:
Unique Ted Williams Louisville Slugger "Bonefish Special" baseball bat fishing rod. Full size Louisville Slugger Ted Williams 125 model bat which was custom fashioned for Williams to be a fishing rod with "BONEFISH SPECIAL" titling. The body of the bat features red taped 'rings" which also hold the line eyelets in place with a fly fishing reel at the handle area. Includes a vintage black and white 5"x7" image of Williams posing with a group of bonefish: EXThe "Bonefish Special" sold for $1,600? How are you even supposed to cast with that thing?
Estimated Price Range: ($500-$750)
Sold for Price: $1,600.00
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