Honus Wagner Co. Circa 1930s “Official Hickory Diamond Ball Bat.”
Lot 44. Honus Wagner Co. Circa 1930s “Official Hickory Diamond Ball Bat.” This 34” A1 bat has the Wagner Co. logo with the Flying Dutchman’s facsimile autograph engraved in the center. “Pittsburg, U.S.A.” is spelled without the “h.” Wagner opened a sporting goods store in Pittsburgh in 1918 and established the Honus Wagner Co. in 1922. In 1929, he sold the store, the company and the right to use his name to E. L. Braunstein. The store closed in 2011. Engravings on the bat remain strong, and there are no cracks or repairs. Vg-ex. Winning Bid $273.