Babe Ruth Vintage Louisville Slugger 40 B. R. H & B Baseball Bat Circa 1920's
Vintage George "Babe" Ruth Louisville Slugger 40 B. Below the Center Label/Oval Is Stamped. Signature End of Bat Is Stamped. Trade Mark, George "Babe" Ruth, Reg. As can be expected from use, this bat has some bumps and nicks, and cracks (on barrel end) but otherwise appears to be in a decent solid condition.
The bat measures 33 1/2 to 34 inches. Please judge the condition of the bat yourself by reviewing the attached pictures.
Info found on the Internet regarding the George "Babe" Ruth Louisville Slugger 40 B. Would appear to make this bat circa 1920's (made between 1916 and 1929). The designation 40 was a secondary line of retail store model bats of the Hillerich & Bradsby Co. That started production of this model around 1916. The 40 model bats would have the player endorsed initials following as 40 B.
(40 Babe Ruth endorsed bat) and were common during the 1920's. Following the 40 stand for Babe Ruth Special, and was common during the 1930 - 1947 labeling period. On this bat the word Special would appear on the barrel.
The dating of the bat is one of the most important factors on value along with condition. Louisville Slugger has used different oval center brands in their history. By identifying the center label, trade marks, and patents you can narrow down the year to what era the bat was made.
For example: a bat made between 1916 - 1929 will have HILLERICH & BRADSBY Co in the center label as opposed to J. HILLERICH & SON Co as the bats made before. TRADE MARK REG US PAT OFF appears below the oval and changed to TRADE MARK REG in 1930. I've been as forthcoming as possible. However, this bat is covered by the. Get Vendio Gallery - Now FREE! The item "Babe Ruth Vintage Louisville Slugger 40 B. H & B Baseball Bat Circa 1920's" is in sale since Monday, December 12, 2016. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Vintage Sports Memorabilia\Bats". The seller is "9500bene" and is located in Charlestown, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Team: Played Primarily For New York Yankees
- Player: Babe Ruth - Hall of Famer
- Year: Circa 1920's - Made Between 1916 and 1929
- Original/Reproduction: Retail Store Model 40 Babe Ruth Endorsed Bat
- Hillerich and Bradsby Co.: Louisville Slugger - 40 B.