1880s Stripe Bat

Sold For: $5,700

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1773

Item Year: 1884

Category: Pre-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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This attractive nineteenth-century model bat features painted grain stripes along its entire length. The black and white painted center label consists of an oval design bordered by a pair of stripes. "League" is written above a star emblem within the oval design. The bat, which is not cracked, exhibits minimal wear and has very little loss of finish. The center label has a number of small abrasions and/or chips and is approximately 90% intact. Lathe marks are evident on each end, as is the letter "A" carved in the knob. An exemplary 1880's bat in outstanding condition. Length: 37 inches. Weight: 32 ounces. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++.

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