Vintage Louisville Slugger Hillerich & Bradsby Wood Baseball Bottle Bat
Vintage Louisville Slugger Hillerich & Bradsby Wood Baseball Bottle Bat. This is a "It's a Louisville" bottle bat which is very rare. The label is worn, but still visible enough to distinguish that it is a Hillerich&Bradsby (H&B) from what I would date to the period of the late 1950's to the early 1960's. There is a name on the end of the bat, but too much of the lettering is missing.I can clearly see an "OW" on the end. The bat has wear, such as white paint specks, some expansion splitting with the grain near the handle where my finger is pointing. The bat is not cracked, but the grain is near the handle as I just mentioned is slightly expanding where the grain of the wood meets the next grain. The knob of the bat is intact, but has some dings to it. Some nicks here and there on the bat, but overall it shows well. The handle has a gray smooth substance on it that appears to the period, but it is not sticky at all. The end of the bat has very minor expansion splitting, but nothing that detracts in my opinion.
This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Vintage Sports Memorabilia\Bats". The seller is "bryanw92847" and is located in Saint Charles, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Year: 1960
- Team: Louisville Bats