NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you give an opinion of a person or company your full name needs to be in your post. Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Main Forum - WWII & Older Baseball Cards > Net54baseball Sports (Primarily) Vintage Memorabilia Forum incl. Game Used

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-20-2017, 09:35 AM
Prewar Collector Prewar Collector is offline
member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 4
Default Mini Bat Guide

Does anyone out there know if there is any written material such as a price guide (or any kind of guide) that describes souvenir mini bats? I have several of them of different lengths, with different labels and markings and I'm trying to find out more about them. Thanks for any help!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-20-2017, 09:39 AM
autograf's Avatar
autograf autograf is offline
Tom Boblitt
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,875
Default

Nothing written unfortunately...........generally the Louisville Sluggers come in 14,16 and 22 inches length although I've also seen the occasional 18 inch bat. 16's are the most popular and the most made, 14's are the oldest and 22's can be older but aren't nearly as popular for some reason. Used to have a many hundreds collection in size but have sold many/most of them off. A guy named batsbyron on ebay used to be the king of the minibat although I believe he sold most of his collection off as well. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-20-2017, 12:34 PM
minibatsman minibatsman is offline
bobby
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 201
Default mini bats

1885 to 1900 mainly presentation bats. prices are hgh?.
1915 t0 30? blank barrel bats no signature 10 to 22 inches. I call them salesman samples.
H&S 14 inch signature bats 1914 TO 29. Ruth $150. - 1927 W.S. Ruth $600 .
most player $50. value depends on the player. Wagner, Gerhig $300
H&S decal bats sizes matter bigger the bat less it value?. 1913 to 16?.
Joe Jackson , Cobb ,Wagner $100 to $1500 + condition matters.
H&S 16 inch 1930 $50 with pennant $150.
H&S large barrel 22 inch. dates playing years? Jim Thorp seen one. Gerhig Mantle $100
1940s could order any player from factory 16 inches. usually gold lettering?.
this is just my opinion.
Every bat from 1913 to today could be bought from a catalog.
in 1915 a dozen decal bats could be bought for 35 cents each.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-20-2017, 03:34 PM
HolyGrail HolyGrail is offline
member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 56
Default Mini Bats

I happen to love the minis because they are pretty close to the full-sized bats and used the same dies for the labels and signatures. Plus they're cheap and often available at shows.

At the Boston Shriner's show a couple of weeks ago I picked up a bealutiful 1960s Brooks Robinson 125 H&B for $10 on the last day. Asking price was $15.

How can you beat that?! I may even have him sign it.

The pre-war models branded in gold are really attractive.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-20-2017, 05:15 PM
sicollector1954 sicollector1954 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 210
Default Mini

Here are a couple of pics of my 14 inch bat. I believe this to be one of the first mini baseball bats produced by Hillerich and Son. The center label is hard to make out but that is because it is not stamped into the bat....rather it is like an ink transfer....Made by is above the H and S. Burn marks as well....would love to hear more opinions....Thanks.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg mini.jpg (78.3 KB, 405 views)
File Type: jpg mini1.jpg (71.3 KB, 403 views)
File Type: jpg mini2.jpg (70.2 KB, 402 views)
File Type: jpg mini3.jpg (70.6 KB, 400 views)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-25-2017, 12:04 PM
minibatsman minibatsman is offline
bobby
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 201
Default decal

is there a maker mark on the decal. I believe the 1914 Palm & Fetcheler series of Cobb, Wagner, Jackson, Collins , Gowdy and the Burnished Finish decals are a second run of for H&S?. I know there was a run of decals prior to this. Cobb being the most common with four different decals. one before two after?.
Wagner with two. I believe Cobb and Wagner had decals prior to this . the Cobb I have only seen on a mini bat. Wagner I have only seen on full size bats.
your decal appears early. good looking bat.
I have been trying to figure these bats out for years. when I think I know I am wrong.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-25-2017, 04:17 PM
sicollector1954 sicollector1954 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 210
Default Minis

No makers mark on the decal....it says Used By All Professional League (s) as the s is gone... Talked with a couple of others who thinks it is an early one....that is about all I know on it.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-25-2017, 05:01 PM
MGHPro's Avatar
MGHPro MGHPro is offline
Matt
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,141
Default

What Cobb are you referring to when you say you only saw it on a mini?

Quote:
Originally Posted by minibatsman View Post
is there a maker mark on the decal. I believe the 1914 Palm & Fetcheler series of Cobb, Wagner, Jackson, Collins , Gowdy and the Burnished Finish decals are a second run of for H&S?. I know there was a run of decals prior to this. Cobb being the most common with four different decals. one before two after?.
Wagner with two. I believe Cobb and Wagner had decals prior to this . the Cobb I have only seen on a mini bat. Wagner I have only seen on full size bats.
your decal appears early. good looking bat.
I have been trying to figure these bats out for years. when I think I know I am wrong.
__________________

Matt Bub13@aol.com
Always looking for 40k Kork Grip Bats, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig and Joe Jackson Bats & Gloves
http://oldbaseballbats.webs.com/
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-26-2017, 11:07 AM
minibatsman minibatsman is offline
bobby
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 201
Default cobb

I believe this to be pre 1914. sorry there was two Cobbs on the 1914 sheet. and one cobb after. I would assume they didn't make one decal just for cobb?. anyone with different info please contribute . I would like to know.

the center brand is just as important as the decal. example the 1914 12 inch Wagner bat. or the mistake it comes in different versions . no center brand the reverse decal and the decal over the center brand. the Gowdy decal is the key to dating this series.

this is why I ask is there a makers mark. i cant find one on any of the Cobbs I have seen. similar to your bat. no makers mark.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 0688GSCP2015Spring_sm[1].jpg (3.2 KB, 308 views)

Last edited by minibatsman; 11-26-2017 at 11:35 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-26-2017, 11:22 AM
MGHPro's Avatar
MGHPro MGHPro is offline
Matt
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,141
Default

Here it is full size .
https://www.huntauctions.com/live/im...=203&lot_qual=
__________________

Matt Bub13@aol.com
Always looking for 40k Kork Grip Bats, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig and Joe Jackson Bats & Gloves
http://oldbaseballbats.webs.com/
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Guide ID help Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 5 02-19-2007 09:14 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:53 PM.


ebay GSB