Hillerich & Bradsby Vintage Game Used Bat circa 1919 scoring on handle & barrel
Vintage Game Used Bat/ N/a. Highly personalized bat with extensive scoring on both the handle and barrel for a better grip and more friction on the hitting surface. Names in parentheses indicate that the first name of the player is deduced from various factors. Sig: The facsimile signature of the player's name is stamped into the barrel of the bat. Block: The player's name is stamped into the barrel in block letters.
Master: bat used as a template to make a particular player's bat. Side-written only: Information denoting the player is written by the factory on the side of the barrel when a player sent his bat in to be used as a prototype for future bats.Lathe: Bats used as a guide to place on the lathe to produce a particular player's bats. Hillerich & Son: 1890's - circa 1912: J. Blank: no brand name whatsoever. Handmade: no brand name whatsoever. Spalding: Spalding Sporting Goods Co. Ddd: dash, dot, dash in H&B center brand circa 1917 - 1922. Wright & Ditson: Wright & Ditson Sporting Goods. Side-written bats are among the most coveted in the hobby, as they provide airtight provenance relative to game use. 63, Mastronet Reference and Price Guide for Collecting Game Used Bats by Dave Bushing and Dan Knoll. The item "Hillerich & Bradsby Vintage Game Used Bat circa 1919 scoring on handle & barrel" is in sale since Friday, July 13, 2012. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Game Used Memorabilia\Baseball-MLB\Bats". The seller is "jcm331" and is located in North Bergen, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.