Statistics are as much a part of baseball as pitching, hitting, running and fielding. No sport puts more emphasis on numbers and 1941 was a statistician's dream. Sure the PED era produced bigger numbers, but in 1941 a couple of slugging purists delivered the goods in an incredible way. While Joe DiMaggio was running up an astonishing 56-game hitting streak, a bit to the north Ted Williams was positioning himself as the last man to hit .400 in a full season. The "Splendid Splinter" finished the 1941 season with a .406 batting average, a .553 on-base percentage, a .735 slugging percentage and an OPS of 1.287. Still these jaw-dropping numbers only added up to a second place finish for the AL MVP award, which went to "Joltin' Joe" and his safety hitting streak. Regardless of who you favor between DiMaggio and Williams, both earned a spot on the short list of all-time greatest hitters.
Keep the memory of the 1941 campaign and these two great sluggers alive, by claiming this lot of (2) autographed Gartlan statues. Both of these lifelike icons are housed in their original boxes with COAs and present as factory fresh. However, both have suffered broken bats. The bats are included and look to be reparable, so display appeal remains promising. The DiMaggio statue is LE numbered "1,561/2,214" and features a ("7") strength signature. The Williams statue is LE numbered (799/2,654" and features an ("8") strength signature.