Vintage/Antique 1910-1920 Spalding 100P Series-P5 Model Baseball Bat-A Beauty
This bat is slightly over 34 inches in length, nearly 2.5 inches across at the barrel, 1.5 inches across at the knob of the handle and weighs in at an absolutely bruising 41.3 ounces! The shape of this bat is extremely interesting as the handle does not taper very much toward the knob. As a matter of fact, this is probably one of the thickest handle bats you will ever see! The lettering in the logos and model identification are branded deep and display zero wear or fading. There are no dings, scuffs, chips or cracks anywhere along the body of this bat. It looks as if it NEVER got swung at a ball! The ONLY thing preventing this bat from being in mint condition is the fact that a small crack is present on the end of the barrel (see photos) that is most likely caused by the aging of the wood this bat was turned from. The simplistic styling of the logo and model number was only produced between 1910 and 1920.
This bat is at a minimum 100 years old! What else have you seen that has reached the century mark with as little wear as this beauty? Spalding was founded in 1876 by Boston Red Stockings pitcher A. Spalding has been a leader of innovation and quality in sporting goods ever since. Spalding has been credited with developing the very first official baseball, basketball, golf ball and football.
Spalding was a very prominent and influential figure in baseball back in the early days of the game. He played for the Boston Red Stockings and in 1876 he left to play for the Chicago White Stockings, which would later become known as the Chicago Cubs.Spalding helped the White Stockings win the 1876 Inaugural National League Title. After the start of the following season Spalding retired from his playing days to become a full time businessman and team president for the White Stockings. Spaldings baseballs became The Official Baseball of the National League, which gave him great advertising and exposure and people started to know Spalding Sporting Goods as quality products. As his company expanded Spalding started expanding into numerous outdoor activities and began developing golf clubs, tennis rackets, basketballs, and any other equipment needed for popular athletics at the time. Spalding sporting goods are now official products for many professional sports leagues and college conferences and amateur leagues. The Spalding model 100 was a player autograph model that featured endorsed signatures of famous players at the time. There were other models in the line that included the 100S All-Star model, 100D Black Oil Tempered bats, 100M Special College bats, 100G Gold Medal, and the bat you see here, the 100P Professional Improved Oil Finished. The bat came in 12 model sizes, P1-P12. This model P5 is 34 inches, 37-44 ounces as listed in the 1915 catalog. So here it is, your opportunity to own a piece of true baseball history in near perfect condition. If you want to have a true classic in your collection, you better act soon! This beauty will not be around for long!
This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Vintage Sports Memorabilia\Bats". The seller is "goliathgoods" and is located in Marion, North Carolina.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Material: Wood
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Year: 1910-1920
- Team: Spalding