A Few Words From Your Host


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


  • Mickey Mantle
  • Hank Aaron
  • Willie Mays
  • Ty Cobb
  • Roger Maris
  • Willie McCovey
  • Al Kaline
  • Jimmie Foxx
  • George Kelly
  • 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
  • Harmon Killebrew
  • Miguel Cabrera
  • Cody Bellinger
  • Kirby Puckett
  • Vladimir Guerrero
  • Pie Traynor
  • Torii Hunter
  • Kris Bryant
  • Deion Sanders
  • Rickey Henderson
  • Ozzie Smith
  • Willie McGee
  • Ron Santo
  • Chipper Jones
  • Ryne Sandberg
  • Dave Parker

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. I purchased my first game used bat in 2001. It was a cracked Louisville Slugger David McCarty game used Royals bat that I bought on Ebay for under $50. Today I still buy jerseys from time to time, but my first love is, and always will be a well used hunk of ash, maple, hickory, birch, or beech.


Since then, I've handled game used bats of players from Hank Aaron to Zoilo Versalles with hundreds in between. As of November 2021 I'd estimate that I've owned and evaluated nearly 2500 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 43 years old and am married with a 7 year old daughter. I cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers and obsess slightly over the Green Bay Packers. In addition to this, I also work part time at the post office as a relief postmaster.


My favorite player of all time is Ty Cobb because of the way he played the game. I also collect Torii Hunter and Ryan Braun.