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Baseball bat Louisville slugger 125w value?

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2008-03-02 22:26:00

The bulk of the value on a collectible baseball bat relies on

the player endorsement. without a player endorsement the value will

rely on vintage bat features like a mushroom knob, decal, or

ornamental engraving. You did not mention if the bat was endorsed.

Besides condition there are many factors that will effect the price

more or less. Baseball bats closest to the players size and model

number that was used during his playing days will sell at a higher

price. Decal bats are very desirable and could sell in the


The dating of the bat is one of the most important factors on

value along with condition. Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Louisville

Slugger has used different oval center brands in their history. By

identifying the center label, trade marks, and patens you can

narrow down the year to what era the bat was made.

For example: a bat made between 1916 - 1929 will have

HILLERERICH & BRADSBY Co in the center label as opposed

to J.F. HILLERERICH & 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.

"Bone Rubbed" is a process to harden the surface of the

bat and appears on bats made in the 1920s The "Powerized"

process was first used, and patented by the Hillerich & Bradsby

Co. in 1931 and has pat. pending beneath the stamp.

Powerized and Bone Rubbed" logo is used during the 1932

season. In 1933 and 1934 you will see it stamped "Powerized and

Oil Tempered" which usually is a very light heat foil type

print. in 1935 until present, they go with just


I will leave a link below to help you date your Louisville

Slugger bat.

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