Lot of (14) original Louisville Slugger baseball bat dies.

The center brand Reads: All branding has a new font from the previous label. Outside and below the oval reads: The oval mow reads: Outside and below the oval still reads: There are other variations of this label through but the sample is just showing the basic design of the oval. A breakdown of the different labels will be added soon. This bat labeling period is generalized to the use of this style center brand.

Ty Cobb Pro Model H&B Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat

A year later, he turned hobby into career, learning through YouTube videos and other research how to shave a block of wood into the weight, dimensions, and balance required to produce bats meeting the specifications of models in demand, such as the from Louisville Slugger. His timing has been fortuitous, with wooden-bat tournaments on an upswing, so to speak, and safety-related mandates for aluminum designs making those less enticing. Many blocks of wood stand between McCardell and that milestone, though some Phillies have swung some Prowler bats — including hitting coach Matt Stairs, no slouch at the plate with the record for most pinch-hit home runs in Major League Baseball.

The reviews were favorable, said Ben Davis, a former major-leaguer who is now Phillies color commentator on Comcast SportsNet.

This R43 model was manufactured by Hillerich & Bradsby with a regular knob, tapered handle, and round barrel. The bat is made from professional grade ash. Use is very light, with slight surface marks and black rack marks.

We understand that true authenticity is as important to our customers as it is for the well being of our entire industry. Therefore we strive not only to have the best in the business authenticating our memorabilia, but also to have the most experience possible in our team of authenticators to always ensure our customers satisfaction. Standards and Criteria Each item is examined and handled by our team of experts. First, we have our team sift out any lightly-used or game-issued jerseys. If any item is questionable it will be rejected regardless of any prior authentication, excluding team or player’s paperwork.

Team paperwork means that the team logo appears on the letterhead. The uniform grading system can be confusing to the customers. In fact, during his annual excursion to spring training, a deal with a bat boy initiated his bat interest. Taube traded cards for a few game used bats. He held in his hand real memorabilia that was directly linked to the players.

Naturally, Taube lost interest in card collecting.


Otherwise the information in the oval remains the same. The difference is subtle. Please note that some players requested that this be removed during this time i. OFF” underneath the center oval. The highest grade of wood is reserved for all baseball bats. The “f"” like ornate design is also removed.

“Bone Rubbed” is a process to harden the surface of the bat and appears on bats made in the s The “Powerized” process was first used, and patented by the Hillerich & Bradsby Co. in and has pat. pending beneath the stamp.

Louis, and then continued on the Louisville, Kentucky, where we planned to see the Louisville Slugger Museum in the morning. On Sundays, the museum opens at 11am, which was also checkout time at our hotel, so we slept as late as we could it was nearly 3am when we had arrived , checked out a few minutes after 11 and then got our stuff into our car. By the time we walked over to the Louisville Slugger Museum it was In anticipation of eclipse-seekers in need of something to do on Sunday and Monday, the museum was running a two-for-one special, and lots of people were taking them up on it.

I’m now in a massive line for the Louisville Slugger museum. Eclipse seekers exceeded their expectations I think… pic. Unfortunately, most of downtown Louisville closes down on Sundays, so the only thing they found was a hot dog cart. Fortunately, this turned out to be the best hot dog cart ever, with smoked beef sausage, bratwurst, and other similar delicacies, served with chili and onions, for a very low price. The perfect food to eat while waiting in line for a baseball attraction, it really hit the spot.

As the line inched along we could look through the windows into the factory and see people being led through the tour. As we neared the main door we suddenly looked up and WHOA there was a huge baseball bat in the courtyard.

The real deal: Ted Williams’ th home run bat

Vintage Basketball Equipment ‘s Eyeglass Protectors, unknown manufacturer. An outstanding durene jersey. Medium sized, however small by todays standards. Very nice sleeved jersey. Has stretch knit construction. An outstanding jersey with sewn on logo and numbers.

This is the earliest center brand used by Montgomery Ward line of Marathon baseball bats It dates to the ‘ss era. Montgomery Ward sold the privately branded Marathon line of baseball bats, that were made by Hillerich & Bradsby up until or around the ‘s.

Many factors that you did not mention will go into the value of an Al Kaline Louisville slugger store model bat including model, size, condition, and the year the bat was made. Flame Tempered is a process of drying and hardening the wood with… lower grade baseball bats. If your bat reads “Flame tempered” it is a store model bat.

Link it to a Promotion. There would be mini bats with this destination that was sold as souvenirs at the stadium, but either way the value of the bat as a promotional bat will rely on tying it in with a promoti…on. If I find any information on a promotion with a Babe Ruth baseball bat I will up date this post. For more information on the Babe Ruth Underwear bat, and other vintage baseball bats visit the links I left below. The refers to the wood quality, so it should be a decent-quality bat but it does not specify whether it’s ash or maple.

The R is the turning model, larger barrel with a 1” thich straight handle.. Perhaps it’s a bat ordered for the players, but that is strictly cosmetic an…d inconsequential.. The retail price for that model would be a bit higher as that’s not a turning model that you commonly find a retail outlet.. Hope this helps a bit. Check out the link below to learn the history of the Louisville Slugger..

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Year Used The provenance and factory production records support the claim the bat was used on July 18th, Weight A recent weighing of the bat determined its present weight to be The factory ordering r ecords confirm that during the time this bat would have been manufactured for use by Williams for his th career home run, the weights should be 32 or 33 ounces. The current weight of The weight of this bat and the examination of the weight of bats ordered per the factory records by Williams during this label period confirm this bat as being correct.

This bat matches the length orders found in the records.

Just dug out an old bat while in the process of downsizing, and have no idea how old this well worn/well used thing is but would love to find.

Would you like to merge this question into it? MERGE already exists as an alternate of this question. Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it? MERGE exists and is an alternate of. Could probably be a little higher with verification that it really is game used. It all comes back to provenance.

Babe Ruth 40 B. Louisville Slugger The designation 40 is a secondary line of retail store model bats.

Lot of (7) original Louisville Slugger baseball bat dies.

Would you like to merge this question into it? MERGE already exists as an alternate of this question. Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it? MERGE exists and is an alternate of. These bats were produced from the s through the s.

Hillerich & Bradsby and Spaulding, two major sports gear manufacturers, and the YMCA joined Griffith’s efforts. In addition to supplying U.S. training centers, the YMCA shipped 79, balls and , bats to troops stationed abroad.

Would you like to merge this question into it? MERGE already exists as an alternate of this question. Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it? MERGE exists and is an alternate of. Value of Babe Ruth Bat. It depends a great deal on what if anything is stamped on the knob of the bat. It also depends greatly on the length of the bat and the year of manufacture.

Louisville Slugger Dating Guide

This is a catalogued auction, and unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer all items will be offered per numbered lot as they are listed in the catalog. An estimated price for each lot is offered in bold type and is to be used as a guideline only as they do not necessarily reflect actual values. Condition grading is offered only as a convenience to customers. The guarantee does not extend to descriptions of lot condition due to the subjective nature of such evaluations.

By reviewing Gehrig’s Hillerich & Bradsby Professional Bat Ordering Records (PBOR), we can identify that two-year period as being between and We also know that Gehrig specifically requested that the weights of his bats be clearly marked on each bat.

Photo and Copyright by Chautauqua Photographing Co. Spring Training headquarters for the Philadelphia Phillies. Color photo courtesy Chicago Chamber of Commerce. Postmarked in Chicago on April 27, There is thumb print crease of the left centerfield area. Overall excellent or better.

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