The H&B brand denotes a lower grade and lower priced retail bat. The labels pictured below are dated to the first catalog appearance and could over lap the new label during the transition year .labels pictured below are dated to the first catalog appearance and could over lap the new label during the transition year. The oval was sandwiched between two question mark like (one inverted) ornate designs. Y." at the bottom sandwiched between "f'" like ornate designs. Y." at the bottom sandwiched between "f'" like ornate designs. Otherwise the information in the oval remains the same.
Variations in branding for 125 professional model bats could narrow down the years, as described by visiting the link provided. Labels can be can be narrowed down to smaller eras and I will add the info in the near future. The 1983-1989 period is the same as the 1980-1983 center brand but the oval was made smaller, and measures 3 1/2" across Thirty-three years since their last change, Louisville Slugger redesigns their logo. The letters "LS" is squeezed in between the outer and inner boarders, at the top. HILLERERICH & BRADSBY CO." is at the top; the catalog number above "H&B" followed by "MADE IN U.
(pictured is catalog designation 125) in small print is at the very bottom. The ampersand (&) is lowered and halfway below the "H" and "B" witch is also brought closer together. - The number that appears in the center brand is the catalog number, used to order bats.
1950's Adirondack baseball bat In general the bulk of the value will rely on if the bat has a player endorsement.
Without a player endorsement the bat will have little collectors value.
As with Louisville Sluggers, there are some key traits that differentiate pro model Rawlings and Adirondack bats from retail bats.
In general, Adirondack pro bats had "302" in the center label from 1946 through 1983, and "P302" from 1984 to 1989.for example Hank Aaron used a 63 A, Mickey Mantle used a 288 1,848 residents, dropping the segment's total population to 127,904.As the weather gets warmer in North America, thoughts turn to sunshine, beaches, barbeques, and America's great past time, baseball.By identifying the center label, trade marks, and patens you can narrow down the year to what era the bat was made.Visit the Adirondack Bat Dating guide located below (Related Links) You can match the markings on your bat with the easy to use bat dating chart to get an approximate date for your Adirondack bat. With Louisville slugger, and Adirondack bats in short, if your bat has the size stamped into the knob it is a store model bat.Below are the ovals from different eras for professional model, top of the line, and inexpensive store model bats. HILLERICH & SON" with "- MADE BY -" above it, and "LOUISVILLE SLUGGER" at the very top. (pictured is catalog designation 125) "LOUISVILLE SLUGGER" is at the very top of the oval. In 1973 the Registered Trademark is added over the "d" in Powerized (not shown here) Outside and below the oval "REG. A breakdown of the different labels will be added soon. "LOUISVILLE SLUGGER" is at the bottom to the left of the ampersand, & "MADE IN U. The highest grade of wood is reserved for all 125 baseball bats. 40 was the highest quality line of baseball bats in the Louisville Slugger catalog. Louisville slugger began using model numbers on the knob in 1943 then moving the model number to the barrel in 1977. They introduced the "Powerized and Bone Rubbed" logo for the 1932 season and in 19 you will see it stamped "Powerized and Oil Tempered" which usually is a very light heat foil type print.