Blind Date Well another year has gone and come, seemingly in record time! It’s hard to believe but this blog will turn 10 years old in September and there’s still a ton of Topps I intend to cover. Previously your intrepid blogger was able to narrow down the date of issue for this 5 booklet set to However, a recent bit of luck has given me the means to whittle that range down and come up with a possible means of distribution. Without getting too maudlin, my late father was a junior high school teacher for almost 40 years and we have been clearing his massive amount of collectibles out of the family home these past several months. During that stretch, exactly one Topps items has turned up, which is not unexpected as he was not a card or sports collector. However, the one item he had was a No. The kicker is that is was inscribed to my dad by two of his students back in the day.
Nice Antique Vtg Ca. Early 1910s Spalding B3 Model 32” 39 Oz Baseball Bat Rare
Early history[ edit ] The earliest known mention of baseball in the U. But baseball executive Albert Spalding disagreed. Baseball, said Spalding, was fundamentally an American sport and began on American soil. To settle the matter, the two men appointed a commission, headed by Abraham Mills, the fourth president of the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs.
Dec 01, · Dating baseball bats Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) That’s about the clearest picture of the rings and Spalding logo on a bat in a vintage photo you will ever find anywhere. In general, the presence of a ring bat will give a boost in value to a 19th century photo, in part because baseball equipment collectors like to have old photos.
Although Charles Comiskey, owner of the White Sox, suspended the players for the season, they were found not guilty because of insufficient evidence. Library of Congress, Washington, D. His performance not only assured the success of his team but spurred a tactical change in baseball. The inside game, with its bunts and sacrifices, gave way to the era of free swinging at the plate. The resulting explosion of offense brought fans to the ballparks in droves. Even the Great Depression of the s did little to abate the rise in popularity and financial success of the game except at the minor league and Negro league levels.
The commercial growth of the game was aided by several recent innovations. During the s club owners also cautiously embraced radio broadcasting of games. The first major league game broadcast took place in Pittsburgh in , but during that decade only the Chicago Cubs allowed broadcasts of all their games. Many owners feared radio would dissuade fans from attending the games in person, especially during the Great Depression. However, the opposite proved to be true; radio created new fans and brought more of them to the ballpark.
Night baseball, which had already been used by barnstorming and minor league teams, began in the major leagues at Cincinnati in Initially caution and tradition slowed the interest in night baseball, but the obvious commercial benefits of playing when fans were not at work eventually won out.
The Evolution of the Baseball Bat
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Spalding has been credited with developing the very first official baseball, basketball, golf ball and football. A.G. Spalding was a very prominent and influential figure .
All Black end bats. The outer circle reads “A. This logo appears on baseball bats along with the “A. Spalding” in script and introduced as the Spalding “Autograph Model” it was introduced in and produced until The Record was one of the most popular line of bats at the time. The player signatures can narrow down the specific years the bat was produced.
I will add the list of players for each year soon. The bats featured a Spalding Trademark logo decal, followed by the Gold Medal decal, and then Spalding in script towards the barrel. The bats were made available in three models; No. The previous Gold Medal bats sold in through had a Gold Medal decal, Spalding in script on the barrel, and had no signature. Spalding continued to make the Gold Medal bats from , without the Player Autographs.
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This is a heavy wool sweater with a large gray A on it, with a yellow start beneath. There are no makers tagging present in the jersey, nor are there any size markings, but this is a larger size sweater. The sweater has a shoulder to hem measurement of 28 inches, as armpit to armpit measurement of
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Yamada the rock in has gained a lot of respect for a small stone. Also, Chiaki’s teddy bear Fujioka at least in the first season. She talks to it quite often and viewers can only hazard a guess as to whether its reactions are real or all in Chiaki’s Ahoge. The lizard Ellis picks up in episode 3 of El Cazador de la Bruja is hardly an inanimate object, but the only thing it does in the entire series, aside from belch in Nadie’s face, is crawl away in the end.
Nevertheless, it immediately became target of wildest Epileptic Trees and gained an affectionate Fan Nickname “Squenchy”. And there is also another matter with the Sniper Cat in the ED video, too Played for horror in Neon Genesis Evangelion , with Asuka’s mother having an Asuka doll that she cradles and talks to, to the exclusion of her own daughter , because she thinks the doll is her real daughter and doesn’t recognize Asuka as being her child thanks to having half of her soul torn from her body to make the second EVA.
She then asks the doll to commit suicide with her , despite Asuka begging her mother to let her die with her instead of the doll. Later Asuka walks in to find both her mother and the doll dangling from the ceiling.
Nice Ken-Wel baseball glove ad. Superb 10″ x 13″ ad. Great photo of Lou taking a swing. Outstanding 10″ x 13″ ad.
Vintage ‘s Baseball Bats This is an unusual model, vintage baseball bat dating back to the ‘s. The maker is the Louisville Bat Company and it is their Major League model. The wood grain is tight, the surface is smooth and the markings are deep and dark. Extremely Rare (made for only 4 years), George Burns Spalding.
The “barrel” is the thick part of the bat, where it is meant to hit the ball. The part of the barrel best for hitting the ball, according to construction and swinging style, is often called the ” sweet spot. Opposite the cap, the barrel narrows until it meets the “handle,” which is comparatively thin, so that batters can comfortably grip the bat in their hands. Sometimes, especially on metal bats, the handle is wrapped with a rubber or tape “grip”.
Finally, below the handle is the “knob” of the bat, a wider piece that keeps the bat from slipping from a batter’s hands. The “bat drop” of a bat is its weight, in ounces, minus its length, in inches. Larger bat drops help to increase swing speed; smaller drops create more power. History The bat’s form has become more refined over time. In the mid th century, baseball batters were known to shape or whittle their own bats by hand, which resulted in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and weights.
For example, there were flat bats, round bats, short bats, and fat bats. Earlier bats were known to be much heavier and larger than today’s regulated ones. During the 19th century, many shapes were experimented with, as well as handle designs.
Vintage Baseball Bats
Early history[ edit ] The earliest mention of baseball in the U. But baseball executive Albert Spalding disagreed. Baseball, said Spalding, was fundamentally an American sport and began on American soil. To settle the matter, the two men appointed a commission, headed by Abraham Mills, the fourth president of the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The commission, which also included six other sports executives, labored for three years, after which it declared that Abner Doubleday invented the national pastime.
This would have been a surprise to Doubleday.
Spalding Bat Dating Guide P. Gold smith & sons. Goldsmith bought out MacGregor in and became known as “MacGregor Goldsmith” Finally, in the Goldsmith name was dropped entirely and the company was simply called MacGregor.
Late fall has been a momentous stretch of time for Vince Malta. He just finished his one-year term as President of the California Board of Realtors, a demanding appointment he executes from his office in San Francisco. More important to this lifelong baseball fan is that his ten-year quest to learn everything he could about Louisville Slugger bats is about to come to fruition.
His research could call into question some bats once thought to have been player-used. Bats used by Hall of Famers, which was the group Malta studied for the book, can sell in the five and sometimes six-figure range. He could put pine tar on it, groove it, rub it with a bone, tape the handle for a better grip.
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This antique football sweater was made by Spalding and dates to the era of through An impressive piece in all regards, it is of the highest quality and a large size for the era. The applique on the chest features the lettering ND which could represent Notre Dame but we have no provenance for this piece.
Jan 17, · The Spalding Axle Tree bat is from ‘s to early ‘s and is made from an old wagon axle tree. Spalding used to advertise that they would pay for old wagon tongues and axle trees, as they were extremely hard and made excellent bats.
This antique football sweater was made by Spalding and dates to the era of through An impressive piece in all regards, it is of the highest quality and a large size for the era. The applique on the chest features the lettering ND which could represent Notre Dame but we have no provenance for this piece. This is a superb antique football jersey that is worthy of any vintage football collection!
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