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Old 06-18-2020, 01:14 PM
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ok, when I got to the sale 10 minutes after the starting time there was still a line outside of 25 people. By the time i got in all the good stuff was sold. Only autographed bat remaining was a Dante Bichette (he was big with the Colorado Rockies). even that was priced at $95. There were a few stamped bats with names on the barrel...one was a Louisville Slugger full size souvenir model with Al Kaline stamped in it. I think they wanted $45.

The only HOFer I saw with a real signature remaining was a ball signed by McCovey and they wanted $125; PSA book value is a lot less. I picked up some old LP's, in great shape, but still $5 each, but nothing else.

Here is a link to the sale's promo site: https://www.estatesales.net/CO/Arvad...427?modal=true
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Old 06-20-2020, 02:21 AM
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Just saw this photo on ebay, a great closeup of Bobby Thompson's bat.Bobby Thompson (2).jpg
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Old 06-20-2020, 05:23 AM
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Just saw this photo on ebay, a great closeup of Bobby Thompson's bat.Attachment 405790
Beautifully clear. Great idea to post vintage, close up photos of bats in the hands of the players. So, how do they ligninize a bat?

"Lignin is a class of complex organic polymers that form key structural materials in the support tissues of vascular plants and some algae. Lignins are particularly important in the formation of cell walls, especially in wood and bark, because they lend rigidity and do not rot easily."
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Old 06-20-2020, 08:05 PM
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Not a major league bat but I saw this vintage photo on ebay with an interesting pattern on the bat (photo is cropped).

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Old 06-21-2020, 12:50 PM
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Picked up this very cool Kren Model 105.

I think(?) it falls into that nebulous category of the retail/pro bat, but I am not entirely sure.

Kind of dry, I might give it a coat of lemon oil later.
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Old 06-21-2020, 12:51 PM
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ok, when I got to the sale 10 minutes after the starting time there was still a line outside of 25 people. By the time i got in all the good stuff was sold. Only autographed bat remaining was a Dante Bichette (he was big with the Colorado Rockies). even that was priced at $95. There were a few stamped bats with names on the barrel...one was a Louisville Slugger full size souvenir model with Al Kaline stamped in it. I think they wanted $45.

The only HOFer I saw with a real signature remaining was a ball signed by McCovey and they wanted $125; PSA book value is a lot less. I picked up some old LP's, in great shape, but still $5 each, but nothing else.

Here is a link to the sale's promo site: https://www.estatesales.net/CO/Arvad...427?modal=true
That's too bad, but at least it wasn't a total loss!
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Old 06-21-2020, 06:55 PM
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Just added this one to the Tiger collection.
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Old 06-21-2020, 09:14 PM
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Acquired this Red Schoendienst fungo bat recently from a former member of the Cards organization. Never had a fungo before!
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Old 08-15-2020, 01:42 PM
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I'm also a big Tigers fan and have focused on the 84 WS team for gamers (missing Allen & Kuntz), but I've also loved collecting Rickey Henderson and Vladimir Guerrero bats, too. My wife assigned me my own 'sports room' at our new house, but it's not ready yet for official 'Net54' photos, so here's just a picture of my bat rack.

Not the most valuable, but probably one of the rarest bats I have is my Jim Abbott gamer from when he was a pitcher with the Brewers in 1999, the only year he was forced to hit. I would love to get it signed someday, but he hasn't made a public appearance in years. He did show up in 2018 at Angels spring training and signed multiple days, from what I read, so I sent the bat out on consignment through a collector in AZ hoping he would be back last spring training, but no luck. He only had 21 official at bats in 1999 with 2 hits and 3 RBI's. It's cracked on the handle and shows some use.
Hi Matt- shoot me an email when you get a chance, I may have some Tiger bats you would be interested in, thanks Nick. nunnari19@yahoo.com
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Old 08-16-2020, 01:13 PM
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I enjoy these threads and iíve been wanting to post sooner, I appreciate looking at everyoneís equipment. I would like to share one of my favorites in my collection. Itís a double dash dot, louisville slugger. The side writing is somewhat visible with the naked eye, and looks better with different camera filters. The date returned is 4/27/23. the visible writing is 38 oz Gehr.. Lou... i canít make out the other letters because, the bat was ďcleanedĒ at some point. it is 35-1/4 long and a beautiful dark brown. I hope yíall appreciate the pictures of the bat as much as I do, thanks for your time.
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Old 08-16-2020, 05:44 PM
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Whoa!
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Old 08-16-2020, 05:46 PM
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My pickup for the month.

Adding a Zimmerman has been on my want list for a while, but I have never seen the Cyclone model.
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Old 08-16-2020, 08:03 PM
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Default last years pick up

This one has heavy game use, I only wish I could prove Paul Waner used it. This one is a Zinn Beck Ace of The Diamond Paul Waner Type. Itís 35-3/4 long and weighs 40+oz. It is hand turned and awesome to hold. I have a lot more, and maybe one day I will authenticate them. As yíall can see, iím kind of hoarder.
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Old 10-09-2020, 05:17 PM
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Had this Andy Tomberlin bat for 20 years and finally figured out how to get it signed.
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Old 10-10-2020, 04:34 AM
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Default Manny

Not too many gamers in my collection, but happy to have this manny... which I think may be corked!
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Old 10-10-2020, 06:27 AM
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Definitely corked!
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Old 10-10-2020, 07:43 AM
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Not too many gamers in my collection, but happy to have this manny... which I think may be corked!
Is that an Indians gamer? I was told by a former player that their clubhouse guy was doing it for tons of guys on the team. Let's not forget the Albert incident
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Old 10-10-2020, 09:27 AM
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For me, one of my dream pickups!

Doesn't match his personal ordering records, but still a pro model K55 bat from the Mick!
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Old 10-10-2020, 09:27 AM
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That is a great Manny bat! I used to have one, but I sold it, and now I am regretting it!
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Old 10-10-2020, 05:30 PM
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Default Manny bat

Itís a sox Bat... interesting thing is that it has a gold x on the knob as opposed to mannyís Silver 24... perhaps to distinguish it from his others?
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