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07-09-2007, 06:12 PM
Posted By: <b>joe</b><p><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=011&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=320132615371&rd=1&rd=1" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=011&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=320132615371&rd=1&rd=1</a><br /><br />ANyone know anything about these "antique" carved bats? I have about 6 of them and don't know anything about them except they look kind of cool. One of them has Yellowstone Park carved on the handle, and this one says Mexico. Are these "antique"? Or are they just cheap holiday destination trinkets?<br />I didn't spend more than $80 for all 6, so I'm not too worried about cost. But are they worth anything?

07-09-2007, 06:48 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>They're common pinata bats. Usually made of cheap/light wood.

07-09-2007, 09:20 PM
Posted By: <b>joe</b><p>Thanks Dan. This bat is more "festive" than the others I have.<br />One has carved Indian heads, replete with a headdress and painted rings.<br />It looks and feels pretty old, and there are holes on the ends where it looks like<br />the bat was held in place - maybe for carving?<br />This is a bad example, but are they just made to look like old-style baseball bats<br />so morons like me buy them?

07-11-2007, 12:01 PM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy Piccuito</b><p>see them in antique stores all the time for 20.00-30.00 <br /><br />Take Care<br /><br />Jimmy

07-12-2007, 12:16 AM
Posted By: <b>John Harrell</b><p>They are indeed pinata bats,used for bashing those goody-filled animals at parties. You can usually find severalof them at any given time on Ebay.<br /><br />John

07-12-2007, 02:30 PM
Posted By: <b>Joe</b><p>Thanks for the help guys. I guess my next purchase should be a pinata.<br />Maybe, in some long forgotten drug store in Vermont or some such place,<br />there is a 120 year old pinata filled w/ G&B gum and gum cards. Or<br />unopened Old Judge cigarette packs.<br />I don't know why you'd fill a pinata w/ cigarettes, but it's my dream - it doesn't have to make sense.