Lou Gehrig Hillerich & Bradsby 40The designation 40 is a secondary line of retail store model bats sold by Hillerich & Bradsby. In general a Lou Gehrig store model bat could be worth between $200. -$400. Besides condition there are many factors that will effect the price more or less. Baseball bats closest to the players size and model number that was used during his playing days will sell at a higher price. Decal bats are very desirable and could sell in the $1,000.'sThe dating of the bat is one of the most important factors on value along with condition. Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Louisville Slugger has used different oval center brands in their history. By identifying the center label, trade marks, and patens you can narrow down the year to what era the bat was made.
The 250 bats date as far back as the 1920's and cannot be used to date your bat. Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Louisville Slugger has used different oval center brands in their history. By identifying the center label, trade marks, and patens you can narrow down the year to what era the bat was made.For example: The registered trade mark "R" appears after the words LOUISVILLE SLUGGER starting in 1964 through 1980. Bats made in 1973 -1980 will also have The registered trade mark "R" above the "d" in Powerized. If the bat was made after 1980 the center label will just read Louisville Slugger as the words Hillerich & Bradsby co. were removed.See Related Links below for a Louisville Slugger bat dating guide.
If the bat reads 31 on the knob it is an inch mark which would indicate that the bat is a 31 inch bat. An Inch Mark is a term used with baseball bats referring to the number stamped into the knob of the bat indicating the length on store model bats. This is placed there to help the buyer identify the size of the bat. Model number is not an inch mark. The model, make, condition and dating of the bat are all important factors on putting a value on your bat. Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Louisville Slugger has used different oval center brands in their history. By identifying the center label, trade marks, and patens you can narrow down the year to what era the bat was made. I will leave links below for both Hillerich & Bradsby, and Adirondack bats (Related Links) to help you date the bat. Older bats in excellent + condition will sell for more. In general a 31 inch Ted Williams store model bat in excellent condition is worth about $40.00-$60.00 More information would be needed to give a more accurate value.
Hillerich & Bradsby also known as Louisville Slugger has been making bats for well over a hundred years. I spoke with Brian Hillerich recently and this is what he told me about model numbers associated with H&B bats. And yes, I asked him because of your question. They didn't start model numbers until the late 30's to the early 40's. The way it worked was, when a ballplayer made an order they used the first initial of his last name and then a corresponding number. Whoever's order came in first, that was their model number. A good example is the Jackie Robinson model is the R-17 while the Babe Ruth model is R-43. It seems Jackie Robinson's order came in before Babe Ruth ever ordered a bat from H&B. So, according to Hillerich, the worst thing that ever came out of H&B was the model number system. They don't even know all the model numbers at H&B since many of them have been lost to time. I have taken a look at a few model numbers and have found none with four digits in the model number. And if Mr. Hillerich is to be believed, there can't be a model number O6112 since only abut 4000 models exist. A picture's worth a thousand words. Better yet, send a picture to me and I'll have Mr Hillerich to ascertain its vintage.
The bats that have the H&B brand in the oval trademark, rather than Louisville Slugger are harder to date. The H&B brand denotes a lower grade and lower priced retail bat. These bats were produced from the 1020's through the 1970's. The year the bat was made could effect the value.The number 50 cannot be used to date the bat. Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Louisville Slugger has used different oval center brands in their history. By identifying the center label, trade marks, and patens you can narrow down the year to what era the bat was made.
Number 9 for the Red Sox was worn by Ted Williams.
Ted Williams wore the number 9 for the Boston Red Sox.
The model 40 was the secondary line of autograph models offered by Louisville Slugger. The T.C. Following the number 40 stands for Ty Cobb. A Hillerich & Bradsby co. Ty Cobb Model 40 store model baseball Bat from the labeling period 1916 -1929 is worth between $800 - $1,500. in excellent to near/mint condition. In 1905 Honus Wagner, a star for the Pittsburgh Pirates, signed a contract with Hillerich & Bradsby co. and became the first player ever to endorse a bat. His autograph was also the first to be used on a bat and the first known professional athlete endorsement of a retail product. Ty Cobb signed with the company in 1908. Below I will leave a link to a Ty Cobb Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat from the 1916-1929 labeling period complete with price guide, and pictures. I will also leave a link to help date your Louisville Slugger Baseball bat.
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