It is the cricket bat that helped launch Australia's greatest sporting legend - and it could help make history again.
The first bat used by Sir Donald Bradman during his Test career has been placed back on the auction block, six years after it fetched a record price for a cricket bat.
Sir Don played his first Test with the blade in 1928 and it sold at auction for the first time in 2008 for $145,000. An Australian collector then put it on display at the National Sports Museum at the MCG.
Max Williamson, of Mossgreen Auctions, said the record bid also came during the global financial crisis, so this time around there could be even more interest.
"It's a fantastic opportunity to own the first Test bat he ever used," he said. "I'm hoping that it will go for about the same price or more."
Despite being in the hands of Sir Don, the bat did not seem to help him much during his Test debut. He scored just 18 and 1 in Brisbane as England won the series 4-1.
The bat, a full-size "Duke and Son - Warren Bardsley", was later used by Sir Don in scoring 106 for St George and a double of 131 and 133 not out for NSW.
He donated the bat to a competition run by The Sun newspaper in Sydney in 1930 to raise money for a children's hospital. The bat had been owned by the same family that won the competition until it was sold in 2008.
Sports memorabilia historian Tom Thompson, who traced the origins of the bat for the first auction, said it is easy to see why any cricket fan would want it.
He said the bat was signed by Sir Don as "DGB" - his initials - as he had not grown accustomed to signing his name. "He hasn’t sort of become himself yet and been asked to sign a lot of autographs since he’s not totally in the public eye. It's a good example of the man before he's about to go on a meteoric ride."
The bat includes 46 other signatures, including 19 members of the 1928-29 English team and the entire Australian team.
It will be sold at auction in Melbourne on May 21.