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How do you find the value of an old wooden bat made by JF Hillerich and Son?

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July 15, 2015 7:10PM

The value depends on the condition of the bat, if there is a

player's autograph on it, the absence of things like nails to

correct a crack. I would be interested in seeing a picture to help

you better.

"Pre_1916_Baseball_Bat" id="Pre_1916_Baseball_Bat">Pre 1916

Baseball Bat

If your bat reads J.F. HILLERERICH & SON in the center brand as

you state It would be dated before 1916, and will be a very nice

collectible. In 1916 Louisville Slugger started to use HILLERERICH

& BRADSBY Co in their center brand.

If it reads "Trade mark" below the oval as opposed to "TRADE

MARK REG US PAT OFF" it could be dated to the 1897 - 1911 time


In 1905 Honus Wagner, a star for the Pittsburgh Pirates, signed

a contract with Hillerich & Bradsby co. and became the first

player ever to endorse a bat. If the bat has a player endorsement

it would be dated after 1905.

The bat, if a store model could still be worth hundreds. A game

used or pro bat could be worth thousands. To help you put a value

on your bat I would need more information.

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