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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/31/2010

Collectors often do not realize that before H&B patented the "Powerized" treatment to prevent checking, Hanna already had a treatment they were using that they referred to as Weather Tempered or Tempered. Major league players started to abandon their familiar H&B bats in favor of the superior finished Hanna Bats. Executives realized they were starting to lose market share as word spread about Hanna's superior finish and they set off to invent and perfect the "Powerized" finish. Once perfected, backed by their superior marketing, H&B began to recoup some of their siphoned business back but for a while, Hanna really gave them a run for their money. Hornsby was a well known user of Hanna Bats and the dimensions of this bat are very comparable to documented H&B bats. As for Hornsby, where he went, others followed. And that meant just about everybody in the National League during the second and third decade of the twentieth century as he won batting title after title while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Title: 1930's Rogers Hornsby Hanna Batrite Professional Model Game Used Bat

Player: Rogers Hornsby

Block/Script Name: Block Letter Last Name Only

Label Period: 1930's

Year/s Used: 1930's

Teams Played During Era of Bat: Cardinals/Cubs

Mfg: Hanna Batrite

Model Number: 10

Length: 36"

Weight: 34.5 ounces

Side Writing: N/A

Vault Marks: N/A

Game Use: Heavy

Ball Marks: Heavy

Swelling: Yes

Grain Separation: Yes

Cleat Marks: No

Rack Marks: No

Nails/Screws: 2 in handle repair

Cracked: Yes

Pine Tar: No

Handle Tape: No

Handle Crack: 4" crack

Autographed: No

Knob Markings: No

Provenance: No Provenance

Factory Records: No

Grade: MEARS A5, 5 base, 3 use, -1 dents, -1 crack, -1 carved "J"

Comments: "J" carved on back, small chip on knob


MEARS Hologram #311446

1930-37 Rogers Hornsby Hanna Batrite Professional Model Game Used Bat - St. Louis Cardinals (MEARS A5)
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,124
Number Bids:8
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