Rickey used every brand imaginable- off the top of my head he swung, LVS, Rawlings, Cooper, Carolina Clubs, Glomar, Sam Bat, Mizuno and Easton. Rickey was inconsistent with writing his #24 or #35 on the knob. He seemed to write his number during the '80's, didn't write his number much during the '90's and then had the equipment guys writing on his bats while with the Padres and Dodgers. Rickey's Oakland bats will always sell for a premium, especially his Louisville Sluggers with the shaved handles. Rickey taped the lower handle of his bats later in his career. You will find a good amount of uncracked Henderson bats as he cycled through bats frequently. Pine tar was never very heavy though he would frequently use mota stick and some tar. Rickey started number his "hit" bats as he approached 3,000 and while a teammate of Tony Gwynn, who most likely convinced Rickey to keep track of the bats. A very few amount of home run inscribed bats have hit the hobby, note that duplicate numbers and home runs have been seen floating around the hobby, so do your homework.
Ideal Gamer: '90 (MVP Season), '82 (SB record), any quality A's era, any "hit" or "HR" inscribed LVS, Rawlings or Sam Bat.
Difficulty Level: 1 Quality Gamer: 3 Ideal Gamer: 4.5
Popularity/Demand: 3.5 trending up, surprisingly low considering career accomplishments and popularity. Due to playing for many small market teams and using many "off" brands, the Rickey market is somewhat watered down. Quality examples, in particular, A's era, will command strong demand moving forward.