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Patented 1905 Spalding MUSHROOM Bat

ITEM 1: The offered vintage baseball bat is an excellent example of the MUSHROOM style baseball bat. This unique baseball bat design refers to the large mushroom-like knob on the end of the handle, it was intended to counterbalance the swing. The design was patented on August 1st, 1905. This antique baseball bat was made by the A. G. Spalding & Bros. sporting goods company which features deeply burned in marking that include that patent information. The markings are strong and bold making for a nice look and display. The bat remains un cracked and the overall condition is excellent. A must-have item for the vintage baseball bat collector. SOLD

1910’s Thomas E Wilson Decal Bat

ITEM 2: Here we are offering an unusual vintage baseball decal bat for indoor baseball. This antique bat was made by the Thomas E. Wilson Sporting Goods Company. It features an attractive multi-color decal that reads "Official Indoor" and remains 90% intact! Another rare aspect of this bat is the flame tempered handle. From about a foot from the knob, and including the knob, the handle was flame tempered. This was done to strengthen the wood and minimize handles cracks but is also created a great looking feature of the bat. A unique bat with strong Thomas E. Wilson markings, a multi color decal and a unique handle all come together to make for a rare and attractive display bat in solid EX-MT condition. SOLD

1910’s Zimmerman Professional Model Baseball Bat

ITEM 3: The offered item is a 1910's Zimmerman brand baseball bat. This antique baseball bat was made by Zimmerman and features the attractive crossed bats and baseball logo. Within that logo is indicated "Oil Tempered" and on the barrel end is the model name, Professional. The Zimmerman Manufacturing Company was located in Michigan but moved within the state a few times. This bat is from the Corunna, MI location, a tough bat to find. Void of cracks, it measures 35 1/2 inches and remains in EX-MT condition. SOLD

19th Century “Wagon Tongue“ Style Baseball Bat

ITEM 4: The offered vintage baseball bat is a19th Century "Wagon Tongue" Style Baseball Bat. This antique baseball bat is a fine example of this highly sought after bat style. It measures over 35 inches and features a flat cut at both the knob and barr ell ends. The graining is beautiful and the surface is ideal. The knob is very unique and well formed but remains imperfect with a chip. This antique baseball bat represents a fine example from this era with a wonderful look and great display ability. It will be a nice addition to your vintage baseball bat collection. SOLD

1930’s Paul Waner Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat

ITEM 5: Here we are offering a very unusual 1930’s Paul Waner Louisville Slugger Model Baseball Bat. This bat was endorsed by the Pittsburgh Pirates great, Paul Waner. Waner played 20 seasons of professional baseball from 1926 to 1945. In addition to other awards and accomplishments, Waner was the MVP in the 1927 season and inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1952. The bat measures 34 inches and remains un cracked. The markings are deep and bold and the overall look is exceptional. A scarce player model bat in solid EX-MT condition! SOLD

Vintage Baseball Bat - 1932 Jimmie Foxx Louisville Slugger

ITEM 6: Offered here is an extremely scarce 1932 Jimmie Foxx Baseball Bat. This vintage baseball bat was made by Louisville Slugger and carries the Powerized and Bone Rubbed markings. Jimmie Foxx bats are very rare in any condition and this one is a stunner! The color and grain are beautiful. The markings could not be more bold and the surface is like glass. Jimmie Foxx enjoyed an amazing 20 year career in major league baseball and racked up a slew of awards and accomplishments. Foxx is to be considered one of the top players in the Baseball Hall of Fame. This bat is among the top condition you will find for the scarce HOF'er. It grades solid NR-MT! SOLD

Antique Baseball Bat - 1960’s Mickey Mantle Louisville Slugger 125

ITEM 7: Here we are offering a 1960's Mickey Mantle Baseball Bat. This bat is a model 125 made by Louisville Slugger - the 125 designates their highest quality of wood. The markings also include K55 which was a style of bat that Mantle actually ordered to use as a player. This is a store model bat but very similar to what Mantle actually used. Mickey Mantle is a true legend of baseball and one of the most collected players of all time. His amazing 18 year career, all as a member of the New York Yankees, is filled with achievements and awards far too numerous to mention. Suffice it to say that he was one of the games greatest sluggers. This baseball bat has remained in solid EX-MT condition with bold markings making for a great addition to your vintage baseball collection! SOLD

Antique Baseball Bat - DeVille Slugger Professional Model

ITEM 8: The offered item is a 1910-20’s DeVille Slugger, Professional Model Baseball Bat. This fine vintage baseball bat features solid markings on honey colored ash. This is the first model of this kind we have handled. The De Ville Slugger is most likely an attempt to sound similar to the already popular Louisville Slugger. The bat is very clean with a nice surface and ideal patina. A great opportunity to add an unusual maker to your vintage baseball bat collection! The condition is solid EX-MT. Price $250

1970’s Tony Perez Game Used Bat, Louisville 125

ITEM 9: The offered item is a 1970's Tony Perez Game Used Bat. This vintage gamer is a Louisville Slugger Model 125 baseball bat with all of the correct markings. Next to the center logo is Powerized and GENUINE R43 is above his name at the end of the barrel. Tony Perez played 23 years of professional baseball from 1964 through 1986, the bulk of which was with the Cincinnati Reds. He played in five different World Series Championships and was a prominent member of the Big Red Machine. This bat is a special piece of baseball history that likely made it's way through more than a couple great old ballparks. Solid game use, solid markings, this bat is an outstanding example. Price $400

1980 Tony Pena Game Used Bat, Louisville 125

ITEM 10: Here we are offering an extremely unique, 1980 Tony Pena Game Used Bat from his first year as a professional baseball player. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and interestingly he batted .429 that season but only made 21 appearances at the plate so this did not constitute his rookie year. During this season in 1980 Tony Pena wore the number 11. The following year and for the remaining six years with the Pittsburgh Pirates he wore the number 6. The number on the knob of this bat is 11. It is extremely probable that this bat was used during one of his 21 appearances to the plate in the 1980 season. Regardless of that interesting information, this is an awesome bat in and of itself. The bat is a Louisville Slugger Model 125, Powerized - P72 with ideal game use, all of the correct markings, and a great overall appearance. Price $300

1980-1983 Len Matuszek Game Used Baseball Bat

ITEM 11: This is a 1980-1983 Len Matuszek GAME USED Baseball Bat. Len Matuszek was an exceptional utility player for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1981 to 1984 and then finished his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. This bat is a Louisville Slugger Model 125, style P72. This bat could have been ordered by the Philadelphia Phillies during their 1983 National League Championship season. Matuszek batted .275 that season and was a significant contributor to the team’s success. That bat exhibits solid game use and remains in excellent condition. Price $200

1880’s Baseball Bat - 1880’s Peck & Snyder X.L.Tree model Ring Bat

ITEM 12: Offered here is an exceptional, 19th century baseball ring bat from the 1880's. Made by Peck and Snyder, this antique baseball bat is a beautiful example from what is arguably the most desirable of all baseball bat and equipment makers. This bat is 32 inches of a vintage baseball bat collectors dreams. A bold, stenciled center logo boasting the Peck & Snyder maker, as well as the model which is X. L. TREE. The patina is ideal and the scarce green rings are a wonderful addition to a collectible that rarely sees any color. Just a gorgeous and super rare display piece that will make a fantastic addition to any antique baseball collection! SOLD

19th Century Baseball Bat - 1890’s D&M Union League Model Ring Bat

ITEM 13: Here we are offering an amazing 1890’s D&M Ring Bat with RED painted ring. A quick look at the images above reveals the remarkable NR-MT to MINT condition of this extremely scarce and desirable vintage baseball bat. In 24 years this is the only D&M baseball ring bat that we have ever seen, and amazingly the condition is outstanding! This exceptional antique baseball ring bat features a large and detailed D&M Lucky Dog logo stenciled at center along with the model - UNION LEAGUE. Next to that is a broad painted ring in the color of scarlet. This fine bat measures 34 inches long and remains is gorgeous NR-MT to MINT condition, exhibiting no obvious signs of ever being used. One of the most impressive vintage bats that we have handled in a long time. SOLD

Vintage Baseball Bat - 1895 Spalding Baseball Bat

ITEM 14: The offered item is an 1895 Spalding Bat with a huge “The Spalding” logo stenciled at center. This is the Model B, the EXACT bat that is shown in the above Spalding catalog from 1895. Along with the center logo this bat is also identified just above the handle as the Model B. This is another first for us, as we have not handled another in the past 24 years. Also of note is the very early Spalding trademark logo that is stamped into the knob. Another super rare vintage baseball bat in gorgeous EX-MT condition! SOLD

Antique Baseball Bat - Pontiac Turning Company Baseball Bat 1900-1905

ITEM 15: This vintage baseball bat was made by the The Pontiac Turning Company from Pontiac, Michigan. The very attractive Indian Chief logo makes for a great looking bat, always in demand. This heavy antique war club features a deeply burned in logo and beautiful wood grain. Due to the fine detail in the logo, it is almost always imperfect. However, the logo on this bat is almost entirely perfect and has a wonderful appearance. Of additional interest with this bat is the history which the owner shared with me in a letter that goes as follows:

You may wonder how I came into possession of that bat. I can tell you how I acquired it but I cannot tell you for sure how it was obtained in the first place. My Grandfather came to this country from England about 1892. I have a picture of him in a baseball uniform while he was still in England. Around 1902 he lived in Ypsilanti (Michigan). He may have purchased the bat then and at some time took and left it at the cottage. But he is deceased as are his wife, daughter, son, and anyone else who might know how the bat was originally obtained. My grandparents owned a cottage on Wallon Lake (Michigan) and when the depression came along they had to sell it and were able to buy some lake front property on Lake Charlevoix in Boyne City (Michigan) in 1933. When they died they gave the property to my mother. When she died, she deeded the property to her children of which I am one of them. This bat found its way to this cottage and I eventually brought it home. While I was growing up I'd spent summers at the cottage. I would encounter the bat, but never bothered to ask about it. I am in my late 80's now. I might add that I never played baseball, my parents had no interest in the game, and when he was alive, my Grandfather never mentioned the game or the bat. Of course I was very young when he died. All I know for sure was when I went to the cottage, here was this bat stashed in a corner waiting for some one to use it. And no one ever did. I brought it home thinking my grandchildren might use it, but they didn't. The other day I was looking at the bat and noticed the trade marks on it, so decided to look on the interned to learn more about it. The rest is history… Fred S. An outstanding vintage bat in all regards, condition is EX-MT. SOLD

Vintage Baseball Bat Circa 1910 - Bottle Bat Style with Unique Elk Head Logo

ITEM 16: The offered vintage baseball bat is a 1910’s Bottle Bat Style with an awesome logo of an Elks Head. This scarce model 22 is a beautiful bat in and of itself as a bottle bat... the addition of the great looking logo is just a huge bonus. This antique baseball bat measures 34 inches in length and remains in wonderful NR-MT condition. The bat has an ideal surface and beautiful wood grain to make for a superb display among your other vintage baseball bats! SOLD

Antique Baseball Bat - Zinn Beck Model 400

ITEM 17: Here we are offering a Late 1910’s - Early 1920’s Zinn Beck Model 400 Baseball Bat. A beautiful vintage baseball bat with attractive Diamond 400 logo deeply burned into the surface. Zinn Beck was a professional baseball player from 1913 to 1918. He played with the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees. He started his baseball bat company in the late teens. The Zinn Beck Bat Company was located in Greenville, South Carolina and they produced many different models. In fact, quite a large number of baseball's top professional players used bats made by the Zinn Beck Bat Company. This example measures 34 inches and remains in solid EX-MT condition. SOLD

1920’s Baseball Bat - Winchester Model 2400

ITEM 18: The offered item is a 1920’s Winchester Baseball Bat - Model 2400. The Winchester Repeating Arms Company was renowned for their rifles, shotguns, pistols and other firearms, but for a stretch in the 1920's they also offered a very comprehensive line of athletic sporting goods. The vintage baseball bat shown above is an example that was offered in Winchester catalog. The bat has a great appearance with the Winchester logo and model 2400 deeply burned into the wood. A Winchester bat is always in demand for the vintage sports collector and this is a fine example in excellent condition! SOLD

1920’s Vintage Baseball Bat - Chick Autry

ITEM 19: Here we are offering a very unusual 1920’s Chick Autry Model Baseball Bat made by the A. J. Reach Company from Philadelphia, PA. The A. J. Reach Sporting Goods Company did manufacture player model baseball bats but they produced significantly fewer than Spalding or Louisville Slugger. That being said, the quality was nothing less, as is the case here with this high quality Chick Autry model. In addition to being of high quality, the markings are beautiful, the wood grain is tight and the surface is like glass! Chick Autry played his professional baseball career exclusively in the American League. Starting with the New York Yankees, then with the Cleveland Indians and finishing with the Chicago White Sox. A gorgeous bat in all regards with a condition of solid NR-MT to MINT. SOLD

1920’s George Sisler Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat

ITEM 20: The offered vintage baseball bat is a 1920's George Sisler, Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat. This is a model 40GS - the standard for Hillerich and Bradsby during this era. A great bat in all regards with an ideal patina and surface, as well as strong markings. As indicated on the knob, the bat measures 34 inches in length. This fine vintage baseball bat carries the endorsement of Hall of Fame great George Sisler. Sisler was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. His professional baseball career began in 1915 with the St. Louis Browns and ended in 1930 with the Boston Braves. He batted over .400 twice with a monster career batting average of .340. He was one of baseball's greatest hitters. A fantastic addition to your vintage baseball collection. The overall condition is EX-MT. SOLD

1930's Ty Cobb Baseball Bat - Adirondack

ITEM 21: This is a vintage Ty Cobb Baseball Bat made by Adirondack in the 1930's. A very scarce Ty Cobb bat, most are Louisville Sluggers. Another interesting aspect of the bat is that is has a "reverse label" - the label reads from the barrel to the knob... interesting and very uncommon. As for Ty Cobb, simply put he is among the very top of the list for the greatest baseball player ever, his accomplishments are to numerous to mention. This fine antique Ty Cobb baseball bat measures 34 inches long and remains in EX-MT to NR-MT condition. SOLD

1932 Al Simmons, Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat

ITEM 22: Offered here is a 1932 Al Simmons, Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat. This fine antique baseball bat is an Al Simmons model made by the Louisville Slugger Bat Company - Hillerich & Bradsby. It is a high quality bat with deep and dark markings, including the "bone rubbed" with the bone in hand logo to the right of the center brand, which dates it to exactly 1932. Al Simmons Hall of Fame career began in 1924 with the Philadelphia A's and lasted for 20 years. Know for his exceptional hitting, Simmons finished his career with over 300 home runs and a lifetime batting average of .334! The condition of this antique baseball bat is EX-MT... a an ideal item for the collector of vintage sports equipment or for any vintage baseball memorabilia collector! SOLD

1969-72 Ted Sizemore Game Used Louisville Slugger Bat-K55

ITEM 23: Here we are offering a GAME USED Louisville Slugger baseball bat that was used by Ted Sizemore. Sizemore was a rookie with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1969, this could be a bat from his rookie season when he won Rookie of the Year in 1969. This fine vintage baseball bat was of course a top of the line bat, a model 125 from Louisville Slugger. It exhibits excellent game use while still maintaining nice bold markings, marked on the knob with K55. Ted Sizemore played twelve seasons of professional baseball, his most productive years were with the LA Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals. A great item for the vintage baseball memorabilia collector! SOLD

1970’s Pat Corrales GAME USED Louisville Slugger 125 Baseball Bat

ITEM 24: Here we are offering a 1970’s Pat Corrales GAME USED Louisville Slugger, Model 125, Baseball Bat. This gorgeous, vintage baseball bat features all of the appropriate markings, model O1S, and measures 34 inches. Pat Corrales played professional baseball from 1964 to 1973. Starting out with the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and then ending his career with the San Diego Padres. The bat exhibits great game use while remaining in excellent condition. A great piece of baseball history. SOLD

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