April 24, 2003

SPALDING'S LIGHTWOOD BATS. 39

SPALDING'S LIGHTWOOD BATS.

We wish to call the attention of the trade to the elegant manner in which
we are finishing our lightwood bats; we have entirely changed the style
and finish of these bats in a way that is sure to win the approval of
players.

To Clubs
Each. Per
doz.
No. 3. SPALDING'S BLACK BAND BASSWOOD BAT, is made from
selected timber. Each bat has weight stamped under
Trademark, and is finished in elegant manner;
incased in strong paper bag. $.30 $ 3.00
No. 4. SPALDING'S BLACK BAND WILLOW BAT, highly finished.
Each bat has weight stamped under Trade-mark, and
is guaranteed to be the best light wood bat made;
incased in strong paper bag. .50 5.50

SPALDING'S TRADE-MARKED BOYS' BATS.

The demand among the younger generation for a Trade-marked Spalding bat
has been so great that we have taken great pains in getting out a line of
bats for the boys as near as possible like the men's in shape, quality and
general appearance.

To Clubs
Each. Per
doz.
No. 0B. SPALDING'S BLACK BAND TRADE-MARKED BOY'S ASH BAT.
This bat is highly finished, made from selected
timber, and finished in same manner as our No. 00
bat stamped weight; incased in paper bag, 30-34
inches. $ .30 $ 3.00
No. 1B SPALDING'S TRADE-MARKED BOY'S ASH BAT, finished
same style as No. 1; 28 to 30 in. .25 2.50
No. 3B. SPALDING'S TRADE-MARKED BOYS' BASSWOOD BAT, made
after same models as our No. 3 bat, only
proportionately smaller; nicely finished; 28 to 32
inches. .25 2.50

SPALDING'S TRADE-MARKED FANCY BATS.

Owing to large demand for fancy bats, three years ago we placed on the
market our line of Trade-marked Fancy bats, which are superior in every
way to any line of fancy bats ever offered to the trade.

To Clubs
Each. Per
doz.
No. AA. SPALDING'S TRADE-MARKED FANCY ASH BAT, mahogany
finish, with white band Trade-mark;
granulated handle; stamped weight; incased in
strong paper bag. $ .75 $ 7.50
No. BB. SPALDING'S TRADE-MARKED FANCY BASSWOOD BAT, same
finish as the above. .75 7.50

POLISHED, STAINED AND PLAIN BATS.

Each. Per
doz.
No. 21. POLISHED ASH BATS, for men. $ .25 $ 2.5O
No. 24. POLISHED AMERICAN WILLOW BATS, for men .25 2.50
No. 5O. ROSEWOOD FINISH MEN'S BATS, Gilt Band .35 3.00
No. 5O B. ROSEWOOD FINISH BOYS' BATS, Gilt Band .20 2.00
No. 53. POLISHED MAPLE, Colored Band, Youths, 30-32 inch. .10 1.20
No. 56. STAINED AND POLISHED MAPLE, Black Handle, Youths'
30-32 inch. .10 1.20
No. 54. BOYS' MAPLE, Colored Band, 26-28 inch. .05 .60

If you cannot obtain these bats from your local dealer send your order
direct to us.


SPALDING'S TRADE-MARKED CATCHERS' MASK.

The suit for infringement on Catchers' Masks brought against us by F. W.
Thayer of Boston was, after a two years' litigation, decided against us in
the U. S. District Court, and in settlement for back damages we arranged
to protect all of our customers.

Ball players and dealers in Base Ball Goods are cautioned against buying
any Catchers' Masks unless made under license from Thayer, and plainly
stamped "Manufactured under Thayer's Patent."

At present it would be considered unsafe and even dangerous for a catcher
to face the swift underhand throwing of the present day unless protected
by a reliable mask. The increased demand for these goods has brought
manufacturers into the field who, having no reputation to sustain, have
vied with each other to see how _cheaply_ they could make a so-called
mask, and in consequence have ignored the essential qualification,
_strength_. A cheaply made, inferior quality of mask is much worse than no
protection at all, for a broken wire, or one that will not stand the force
of the ball without caving in, is liable to disfigure a player for life.
Our trade-marked masks are made of the very best hard wire, plated to
prevent rusting, and well trimmed, and every one is a thorough face
protector. We make them in four grades, as described below:

Beware of counterfeits. _None genuine without our trade-mark stamped on
each mask._

[Illustration: No. 3-0 Mask.]

[Illustration: No. 2-0 Mask.]


No. 3-0. SPALDING'S NEW PATENTED NECK-PROTECTING MASK.
This mask has a peculiar shaped extension at the
bottom which affords the same protection to the
neck as the mask does to the face. It does not
interfere in the slightest degree with the free
movement of the head, and is the only mask made
which affords perfect protection to a catcher. The
entire mask is constructed of the best hardened
wire, extra heavy padded with goat hair, and the
padding faced with the best imported dogskin,
which is impervious to perspiration, and always
soft and pliable, each. $4.00
No. 2-0. SPALDING'S SPECIAL LEAGUE MASK, used by all
leading professional catchers, extra heavy wire,
well padded with goat hair, and the padding faced
with the best imported dogskin, which is
impervious to perspiration, and retains its
pliability and softness $3.50
No. 1-0. SPALDING'S REGULATION LEAGUE MASK, made of heavy
wire, well padded and faced with horsehide,
warranted first-class in every respect. $3.00
No. 1. SPALDING'S BOYS' LEAGUE MASK, made of heavy wire,
equally as heavy in proportion to size as the No.
2-0 mask. It is made to fit a boy's face, and
gives the same protection as the League Mask. 2.50


AMATEUR MASKS.

[Illustration: Amateur Mask.]

To meet the demand for good masks at a low price, we have manufactured a
line of amateur masks, which is superior to any mask in the market at the
same price. We do not guarantee these masks and believe that our Trade-
Marked Masks are worth more than the difference in price.

No. A. AMATEUR MASK, made the same size and general style as the
League Mask, but with lighter wire, and faced with
leather. (We guarantee this mask to be superior to so-
called League or professional masks sold by other
manufacturers.) $1.75
No. B. BOYS' AMATEUR MASK, similar to No. A Mask, only made
smaller to fit a boy's face. 1.50


Any of the above masks mailed post-paid on receipt of price.

SPALDING'S PATENT CELLULOID UMPIRE INDICATOR,

[Illustration: ]

As shown in the above cut, is intended for the use of BASE BALL UMPIRES
and SCORERS to keep tally of the number of Strikes and Balls that may be
called. The illustration, which represents the exact size of the
Indicator, gives a good idea of its construction and mode of handling. It
can be easily operated by the thumb or finger while held in the palm of
the hand. It has been highly recommended by all League and Association
umpires who have seen it.

Price, each 50ยข

By mail postpaid on receipt of price.