Turned and distributed in limited quantities, these (2) Hillerich & Bradsby commemorative weapons respectively pay homage to: 1949 New York Yankees: 35” World Series black bat with gold-colored facsimile signatures (for those who were under contract with H&B) and block-letter stampings. Presents well but has finish loss affecting a few of the names; 1945 Hall of Fame Class: limited edition (482/500) brown bat with gold-colored block-letter stampings. Presents beautifully.
Note: the 1945 Hall of fame class was not actually inducted until 1946 (due to war time restrictions). The gold-colored block-letter stampings include: Hugh Duffy, Fred Clarke, Hugh Jennings, Dan Brouthers, Wilbert Robinson, Roger Bresnahan, Michael “King” Kelly, Jimmy Collins, Ed Delahanty and Jim O’Rourke.
With the names of Jennings, Brouthers and Robinson, this is an ideal keepsake for vintage Baltimore Orioles collectors.