You ll hit a home run with any sports collector or sportsman with our antique reproduction of this Slugger! A slugger means a hard hitting batter who always goes above and beyond to get extra base hits. The first recorded baseball game was in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1846, and in 1858 the National Association of Base Ball Players was formed. After the Civil War, the Cincinnati Red Stockings were formed to become the first professional team. Our heavyweight pair of vintage baseball Sluggers, decorated with traditional cloth cap and flannel uniforms, will hold your sports almanacs, or a copy of the History of Baseball featuring Hall of Famers wearing uniforms like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Tris Speaker. Bookends serve as punctuation marks in a library, showcasing your interests, and adding character to any room, shelf, or credenza. This ideal heavyweight pair of Batter Up, vintage baseball Slugger bookends serve as functional art while giving literary support to your favorite books. Hand-crafted in heavyweight foundry cast iron exclusively for Design Toscano, then hand painted and distressed just enough to replicate a true antique.