Dating spalding bats

dating spalding bats

How do you date a Spalding bat?

SPALDING BAT DATING GUIDE Spalding has used a number of center brands and logos for their baseball bats over the years. The Logo samples pictured below are dated to the years they appear in the Spalding catalogs. By matching the samples with the logo on your bat you could approximately date to that era.

When did the Spalding baseball bat come out?

This Spalding Trade Mark logo with a large baseball Logo appears in Spalding base ball guides back to the 1880s, and on circa late 1870s-1880s baseball bats. Models include the top of the line 3/0 Wagon Tongue, 0X Axletree (0XB for boys) and the inexpensive 2X Antique Finish. All Black end bats.

What are the different models of Spalding bats?

Models include the top of the line 3/0 Wagon Tongue, 0X Axletree (0XB for boys) and the inexpensive 2X Antique Finish. All Black end bats. This Spalding Trade Mark Logo is the same as the previous but smaller and has a outer circle that reads A.G. SPALDING BROS.

When did Spalding start using the prefix 48 for BAT models?

Spalding starts using the Prefix 48-and a 3 digit number for their bat models in 1961. The SPALDING Name Brand is redesigned. Spalding is elongated and is wider than the baseball logo behind it. MADE IN U.S.A is placed at the top inside the baseball, and the 3 digit model number with the 48 prefix remains at the bottom.

How can I tell the age of my Spalding bat?

Spalding used different center brands and Logos over the years for their line of baseball bats., The different logos, and trademarks can be used to date the era your bat was made. Under Construction check back soon A.J. Reach Co. Baseball Bat Dating Guide.

When did the Spalding baseball bat come out?

This Spalding Trade Mark logo with a large baseball Logo appears in Spalding base ball guides back to the 1880s, and on circa late 1870s-1880s baseball bats. Models include the top of the line 3/0 Wagon Tongue, 0X Axletree (0XB for boys) and the inexpensive 2X Antique Finish. All Black end bats.

When did Spalding start using the prefix 48 for BAT models?

Spalding starts using the Prefix 48-and a 3 digit number for their bat models in 1961. The SPALDING Name Brand is redesigned. Spalding is elongated and is wider than the baseball logo behind it. MADE IN U.S.A is placed at the top inside the baseball, and the 3 digit model number with the 48 prefix remains at the bottom.

How do you date a baseball bat?

Using promotion schedules, sponsorship or center brand and barrel variations, the bat can be dated to a specific year. Under Construction check back soon Wilson Sporting Goods Baseball Bat Dating Guide.

When did Spalding start using the prefix 48?

Spalding starts using the Prefix 48-and a 3 digit number for their bat models in 1961. The SPALDING Name Brand is redesigned. Spalding is elongated and is wider than the baseball logo behind it.

What is a Spalding bat?

It was Spalding’s company that standardized early baseballs and developed the modern baseball bat with the pronounced bulge in its business end.

Where is the model number on a Spalding bat?

MADE IN U.S.A is placed at the top inside the baseball, and the 3 digit model number with the 48 prefix remains at the bottom. In 1971 Spalding uses a 4 digit model number after the 48- prefix. 1900 Spading becomes the largest Manufacture of baseball bats in the United States.

When did the Spalding Axletree bat come out?

This Spalding Trade Mark logo with a large baseball Logo appears in Spalding base ball guides back to the 1880s, and on circa late 1870s-1880s baseball bats. Models include the top of the line 3/0 Wagon Tongue, 0X Axletree (0XB for boys) and the inexpensive 2X Antique Finish.

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