Wade Boggs flipped back and forth between Rawlings and Louisville Slugger throughout the majority of his career, with Louisvilles seeing the most use. He did dabble with Coopers on occasion during the mid to late '80's. I was told that Wade to switch over to Rawlings bats when he was in a slump to switch things up. I do not know the legitimacy of that claim. Boggs has distinct hand writing as his #12 & #26 typically appeared in large Sharpie on the knob of his bats. "WB" was typically written on his minor league and rookie era bats. Ideal Boggs bats have heavy pine tar around the label of the bat and on the lower handle, he even sometimes applied tar to the knob of his bats. Wade was such a great hitter that the game use should be concentrated on the hitting surface of the right barrel. Wade's Boston era bats sell for a premium, in particular his Louisville Sluggers from the late '80's with heavy pine tar or the rare, '91 or '92 bats with "Boston Red Sox" branded on the barrel. Boggs would typically sign his bats on the sweet spot between the label and barrel branding. Wade predominantly swung 34.5" cupped bats, 32 oz, R161, C235 and B349. Every serious bat collection needs a quality Boggs gamer.
Popularity/Demand: 4- Quality Red Sox era Boggs bats will be plucked from the market immediately due to the demand, Yankees era are popular as well but must check all of the boxes. Boggs was a fan favorite for an entire generation of Red Sox fans, his demand cooled for years after playing for a hated rival but nostalgia has set back in for Sox fans.
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