All items on this site have been sold on Antique the sponser of this site.This site is designed to be a showcase of great sports memorabilia.My evaluation of the Black Betsy bat was recorded as follows: MEARS hologram #: 305170 1916-17 Louisville Slugger Black Betsy Professional Model bat: style/model of bat used by Joe Jackson (returned by Jack Warhop) The following item is a 1916-17 Louisville Slugger Black Betsy model bat which is identical with respect to model, style, finish, and consistent in regards to length and weight of other MEARS examined bats manufactured (H&B and Spalding) to be used by Shoeless Joe Jackson during his playing days with the Chicago White Sox.The style, model, and finish have been photographically documented as being used by Joe Jackson.It's been theorized that this bat was made at the time of the Spanish American War to capitalize on the fame of Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Rider war heroes.
This 1920's D&M Major League Special model baseball bat has seen very little, if any use and retains the beautiful smooth finish that it had since the day it was made. This 1920's Lou Gehrig model baseball bat is both very scarce and early.
The bat has a very thick handle, and measures in at 30 inches.
There is a small T carved into the barrel of the bat, and there is a 2 inch long chip at the end on the side opposite the Spalding mark. This attractive baseball bat features a strong Reach logo, and a red ring at its barrel end.
00.00 1890's Spalding Zebra stripe Ring Bat.
This bat features the Spalding mark, with the model number XX.