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Circa 1960s Hillerich & Bradsby Retail Bat Rack
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,938
This circa 1960s H&B metal bat rack is both decorative and functional. Each of the six rotating “arms” is constructed to hold twelve bats, thus a total of seventy-two bats can be displayed at one time. The striking bronze top plate, which features the H&B logo, is vintage (which is extremely desirable and almost never the case with bat racks), but is not original to the piece and has been specially custom-fitted specifically to sit atop the rack for display (the top mounting pole does not sit flush in its hole and may require some minor adjustments in order to sit perfectly straight). It should be specially noted that the bronze top plate all alone is a highly desirable collectible as is, and its inclusion here not only serves to accentuate the visual appeal of the piece, but distinguishes this bat rack in a very positive way from many other examples (most of the original top signs to these retail bat racks were plastic and few have survived the ages). All of the interlocking components have been professionally refurbished and the rack now has an overall Near Mint appearance. This is not only the perfect vintage display presentation for any substantial bat collection but also a stunning nostalgia piece that would be perfect for home or office. Height: 57 inches. Please Note: this very easily assembled piece (no tools required) will be shipped disassembled. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,938
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