Here's something you don't see every day. In fact it's a bunch of somethings, in the form of (9) Louisville Slugger original factory bat dies. These heavy metal bars were employed to burn facsimile signatures into the barrels of bats. A preferred brand for sports collectors, Louisville Sluggers are hunted far and wide, with both game-used and store model types in high demand. A crowning touch for the truly dedicated batsman, these vintage 20th Century production elements remain in excellent condition with distinct details.
The (9) featured subjects are: Warren Giles, (HOF) president of the National League from 1951-1969; Hank Sauer, outfielder with four MLB teams from 1941-1959; Eddie "Bud" Stewart, outfielder with four MLB teams from 1941-1954; Darrell Brown, outfielder with three MLB teams from 1981-1984; Johnny Hairston, catcher with the Cubs in 1969; Fernando Gonzalez, second baseman with four MLB teams from 1972-1979; Eddy Putman, catcher with two MLB teams from 1976-1979; Seattle Mariners 1977 expansion team; and Toronto Blue Jays 1977 expansion team. Accompanying is a letter of provenance on Louisville Slugger letterhead, signed by John A. Hillerich IV, President & CEO of Hillerich & Bradsby Co.