Today in MLB History

Today in 1992, Dusty Baker, 44, is selected to replace Roger Craig in the dugout as manager of the Giants. During his ten-year tenure, the former hitting coach will compile an 840-715 (.540) record and will be named the National League Manager of the Year three times. To honor this day in MLB history, you […]

JT Sports will be attending The Philly Show – Friday, December 5th – Sunday, December 7th

JT Sports will be attending The Philly Show at the Valley Forge Casino and Conference Center on 1160 First Avenue in King of Prussia, PA 19406! The show will run from this Friday, December 5th – Sunday, December 7th. Come visit us at booth #510! We will also be accepting on site submissions of game […]

Missing Pieces and Valuation

A missing piece or pieces to a bat may detract from the visual appeal significantly depending on the size of the piece in question. As a result, these bats are valued less than bats that are fully intact. On the other hand, bats with missing pieces that do not detract from the overall displayability will […]

Bat Usage and Preference

The topic of bat usage inevitably comes down to personal taste. Collectors who prefer bats with heavy game use value the fact that the bat was in the player’s hands for a long period of time. These collectors look for strong evidence of ball, seam, bat rack, and cleat marks along with unique player characteristics […]

The Effect of Autographs on Game Used Bats

Many game-used bat collectors like to acquire autographs on their prized gamers. The effect an autograph can have on the valuation of a bat can really vary depending on the player. Some players rarely sign game-used equipment while others sign routinely. For instance, the cost of having your Ted Williams gamer signed might cost you […]

The Science of Bat Authentication

Authenticated bats are certified using the PSA/DNA technology with a synthetic DNA strand. Although invisible to the naked eye, the DNA mark on the bat becomes fluorescent green when illuminated with the proper laser frequency. Using this technology, authenticity can be determined many years from now, even when the bats have changed hands. For further […]

Mark Mcgwire’s 70th Home Run Ball

Mark McGwire had been known throughout his career as a great home run hitter. In 1998, he changed the record books as the whole world watched. He, and Chicago Cub Sammy Sosa, brought back memories of the 1961 Mickey Mantle / Roger Maris home run race. McGwire eventually “won” by hitting the record breaking sixty-second […]

Things to Look For:

Licensed Major League Baseball vendors like Louisville Slugger keep detailed and accurate records. These records date back decades and can be viewed for research purposes. Teams and players place orders that detail the bat’s weight, length, wood type and other characteristics. These can be used to validate if a specific make and model of bat […]

The Legacy of Louisville Slugger

There are very few American products that provide instant recognition upon the mere mention of their names. Among them is “Louisville Slugger”, a brand that has been synonymous with baseball bats for more than 120 years. For many players, one of their proudest early-career moments was seeing their name branded on a Louisville Slugger baseball […]

New Arrivals

Here’s a list of bats and a few other game used items that have just arrived. All bats are un-cracked unless noted (CR) cracked and will be accompanied by a PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity. Prices are plus shipping. New Jersey residents add 7% sales tax. If you have questions please contact our office at 609-487-8003 […]