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    Posted 11 years ago

    GoCardsSTL
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    I got this bat at an estate sale. I can't find really anything on "Pennant" bats online. I've googled just about any and all combinations. I went to a have a baseball card guy look and it and he had no idea what it was - he said he didn't deal much in bats...

    In any case, the bat says "Pennant" No. 544. Down the barrel, it says "Official Diamond Ball Bat."

    Any help would be appreciated. The picture of the whole bat is poor (sorry) - but it does seem "mushroomed" shaped. The bat has definitely been used, but it's not in too bad of shape - at least for how old I think it may be.

    Anybody have any clue?

    Thanks!

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    Comments

    1. stepback_antiques stepback_antiques, 11 years ago
      Pennant brand bats were made in the early 1900's. These bats were known to feature heavy, dense wood with a tight grain. Over time these bats develop a nice, soft patina. Pennant Black Beauty bats are very rare. Pennant also made baseball gloves. I don't exactly know when the Pennant company went out of business, but I think it was probably sometime before 1920. I hope this helps.
    2. GoCardsSTL, 11 years ago
      Do you know anything else about this bat? I've seen different #'s on the internet...such as 505, 305, etc...

      Have any idea of its value or how old it is? Again, there really is nothing on the internet about these bats. Thanks!
    3. stepback_antiques stepback_antiques, 11 years ago
      Just a guess, but the number may denote the grade of wood. On Louisville Sluggers the number 125 denotes professional quality wheras 180 is a lesser quality wood. I would say the bat is from around 1910. As far as I know Pennant bats were never used in the Major Leagues. I have seen Pennant bats in antique stores priced in the $25.00-$50.00 range.
    4. markallencincy, 9 years ago
      I just bout a No. 555 bat, and it is labeled MINOR LEAGUE where the players names are today
    5. btjossem, 3 years ago
      I think this sums up the general vintage of the 544, my best guess.
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/26363-pennant-no-544-baseball-bat
      http://keymancollectibles.com/bats/butlerbrotherspennantbaseballbat.htm
      and this has 544
      http://keymancollectibles.com/bats/images/img3B1.jpg
      I would think that you have a 1932 or so vintage baseball bat.
      If you have baseball bats, your best place to go is keyman
      he is incredibly knowledgeable and graciously uses his time to get an inquirer. More information.

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