Vintage Sports Report

Last week's Vintage Sports Report took a look at collectible baseballs. This week, we have a look at collectible bats of all types.

We spent three days this week watching the Clearwater Threshers playing the Fort Myers Miracles (Twins), with Clearwater winning two out of three games in the series. Some good baseball and always good to see the young guys when you get a chance.

This week we continue our series on memorabilia and take a look at the value of some baseball bats.

Baseball bats are broken down into 4 categories.

  1. Authentic cracked or non-cracked game used bats.
  2. Authentic bats made to the players specifications, but which have not been used in a game.
  3. Retail or store model bats which are purchased in sporting goods stores.
  4. Commemoratives.

Here are some values for game used bats with autographs:

  • Richie Allen, Hillerich, & Bradsby 1973-1975, valued at $495.
  • Steve Carlton, Louisville Slugger, mid-1980's, $750.
  • Lenny Dykstra, Louisville Slugger, 1986-1989, $200.
  • John Kruk, Louisville Slugger, 1993, $85.
  • Greg Luzinski, Adorondack, 1971-1979, $125.
  • Pete Rose, Mizuno, 1980-1983, $1,250.
  • Mike Schmidt, Louisville Slugger, 1974-1975, $1,700.
  • Mike Schmidt, Adirondack, 1980's, $750.
  • Unused autographed game bats:

  • Mike Schmidt, Adorondack model 154A, 1986, $495.
  • Store Model Bats Non Autographed:

  • Johnny Callison, Hillerich & Bradsby, $45.
  • Cooperstown Bat Company Commemorative bats:

  • 1938 Grover Cleveland Alexander, Alexander Cartwright, & Henry Chadwick $195.
  • 1945 Ed Delahanty, Hugh Duffy, Dan Brouthers, $195.
  • 1974 Sam Thompson, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, $500.
  • 1976 Bob Lemon, Robin Roberts, Oscar Charleston, $185.
  • 1980 Al Kaline, Duke Snider, Chuck Klein, $200.
  • World Series Black Bats:

  • 1950 Phillies, $800
  • 1980 Phillies, $300
  • 1983 Phillies, $350
  • 1993 Phillies, $500
  • That's about it for this article. As always, if you have any questions about these items or other items, or have any suggestions for future articles, please email me at rrsports@swfla.rr.com.


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