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05-17-2007, 09:10 PM
Posted By: <b>Greg</b><p>I purchased this bat a couple of years ago. It's a Wright and Ditson that has RED SOX JR. on it. When I bought it, (I think it may have been from you, Scott ??) the date placed on it was pre-1920. Does anyone know what type of bat it is? It's 30" long I believe. Would the "Jr." represent a store model type of bat for kids? Any help would be appreciated...<br /><img src="http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z192/HiNeighbor_2007/DSC00301.jpg">

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05-17-2007, 09:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>It's a kids bat and it's definitely pre-1920. I'm guessing since Wright-Ditson was located in Boston that it was a very popular model with the younger set.

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05-17-2007, 09:24 PM
Posted By: <b>Greg Theberge</b><p>Thanks Dan. Yes. Wright and Ditson were in Boston, in fact, they made the Sox uniforms and sweaters. You can see an ad for them (tennis player logo) at the bottom of the red and white 1909 scorecard on the right:<br /><img src="http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z192/HiNeighbor_2007/DSC00300.jpg"><br /><br />I thought it was a kids bat. All the best,greg

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05-17-2007, 09:32 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>What's the photo on the shelf under the bat? Tris Speaker? George Bain photo?<br /><br />edited to add: I just noticed the Rooters pin and it's HUGE!!!

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05-17-2007, 09:56 PM
Posted By: <b>scgaynor</b><p>Yes, it was from me.<br /><br />I should be at Shriners again this year, stop by and say "hi" The area that we set up is always the most happening spot at that show anyway.<br /><br />Greg, shoot me an e-mail.<br /><br />Scott<br />

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05-18-2007, 07:07 AM
Posted By: <b>Greg Theberge</b><p>Dan, <br /><br />That's Ray Collins in the photo. I think I might have bought that from Scott as well a while back on the bay. Great shot.<br /><br />Hey Scott, you guys always have the best spot and greatest stuff at the Wilmington show. Of course, that's a very biased opinion as you are the ONLY guys who seem to have anything I'm interested in. I have a few cards here and there, but they don't do much for me.<br /><br />Believe me, Chris and I were on the phone all the time over the last REA auction. I know he got some great Nuf Ced stuff as well. Unfortunately he missed out on one lot he was really after. He seems to have a knack for finding great stuff. He's a great guy to match. I'm glad he got the groundbreaking photo. That is an incredible piece of history.<br /><br />Greg