About

I’ve handled bats from Hank Aaron to Zoilo Versalles.

A short list of the players bats I’ve handled over the last 20 years:

  • Mickey Mantle
  • Hank Aaron
  • Willie Mays
  • Ty Cobb
  • Roger Maris
  • Willie McCovey
  • Al Kaline
  • Jimmie Foxx
  • Roberto Clemente
  • Rod Carew
  • Ernie Banks
  • Mike Schmidt
  • Pete Rose
  • George Brett
  • Hank Greenberg
  • Tony Lazzeri
  • Frank Robinson
  • Al Simmons
  • Mike Trout
  • Derek Jeter
  • Stan Musial
  • Miguel Cabrera
  • Cody Bellinger
  • Vladimir Guerrero

Meet Hall of Fame Bats founder, Tim Byington.

Game Used Bats from A to Z.

I started out my collecting in 1988 with Topps baseball cards. I pretty much stuck with cards until about 1998 when I started getting a few autographed items both in person and through the mail. That lasted for a couple of years until I discovered game worn jerseys and game used bats. Eventually I sold off all of the jerseys and started specializing in game used bats. My first game used bat was a cracked Louisville Slugger David McCarty game used Royals bat that I bought on Ebay for under $50. That was in 2001.

Since then, I’ve handled game used bats of players from Hank Aaron to Zoilo Versalles and hundreds in between. As of March 2020 I would estimate that I’ve owned and evaluated over 2100 different bats dating from 1900 to the present day including both pro and retail models.

I started Hall of Fame Bats in the summer of 2006 after working an overnight retail job for three years in
River Falls, WI. I am a collector first and foremost, and a dealer second. I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping collectors add quality items at affordable prices.

I am 41 years old and am married with a daughter. I like the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers. In
addition to this, I also work part time at the post office as a relief postmaster and am a stay at home dad.

My favorite player of all time is Ty Cobb because of the way he played the game.

%d bloggers like this: