Mickey Mantle Genuine Older H&B/Louisville Slugger LS125 Store Model 33" K55 Bat (60's-70's)
This is a Louisville Slugger Mickey Mantle Genuine K55 Baseball Bat. Older store model, circa 1960's-70's. The most sought after bats are manufactured by Louisville Slugger now a division of privately held Hillerich & Bradsby in Louisville, Ky. which made professional-model bats to be used exclusively by individual players. Mickey Mantle used Models M110, K55, and P72. This Store Model 125, Signature Contract, K55 is one of the more favored by collectors. The earlier H&B professional K55 Bats had K55 written on the knob. Louisville Sluggers started putting model numbers on the end of the knob in 1943. Louisville Slugger didn't document when they made certain labels. Hillerich & Bradsby began making K55 bats in the 1950's. Wear as shown. Nice addition to any Mantle collection.