Thome was one of the most popular players of his era and his Indians bats are equally as popular. Jim began his career swinging rose colored LVS I13's and Cooper bats before settling on block letter Rawlings bats for the majority of his prime. He then switched to a signature model M356 LVS during his later years. Jim began taping the lower handle and knob of his bats during the late 90's with his patented, padded tape job. Ideal Thome gamers will have this tape job. Jim's #25 should be written on the bat most of the time.