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04-01-2006, 12:27 PM
Does anyone have data on dating old Hickory bats.Thank You

04-01-2006, 01:48 PM
Just checked the Mears site and they don't have any information available.

04-02-2006, 12:28 PM
Hi RD -

Here is a link to the Old Hickory catalogue and site.


Hopefully there is some labeling information on the site somewhere. The company, established in 1999, has an interesting marketing slogan:

"No, I'm not on steroids -- It's the bat !"

Good luck.


04-02-2006, 03:14 PM
Old Hickory changed their labeling prior to the 2005 MLB season.



Notice that "Old Hickory" is written in sold black and the diamond behind Old Hickory is not filled in.



Old Hickory changes not only their font, but their logo as well. The diamond in the logo changes to solid black, while the "Old Hickory" lettering is not filled in.

Hope this helps!


04-03-2006, 02:08 PM
AJ ,Thanks for the info and scans.One of the problems I have now is that I have a bat of Derrek Lee from 2005 and the label i not filled in but the font of the lettering is 1" high and the label itself spans 3 1/2"'s.I have another bat of garrett Atkins and thats from 2004 and the label is only 3"'s long and the font lettering is 3/4"s high. So I guess they have changed their style more than once the only differnce other than that is,the Lee is a black bat and the Atkins is a natural wood finish. What do you think Thanks again Ray D

04-03-2006, 02:12 PM
Thanks to all who answered my post on dating Old Hickory bats,it was most appreciated,RJD