Spikes of the day: A pair of 1916-25 Spaldings, which would hurt

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Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art comes what follows, and what follows is a pair of weapons-grade Spalding baseball (or "base ball") spikes from the hardscrabble 1916-25 period ... 

These spikes roughly coincided with the latter and probably crankier half of Ty Cobb's career. I don't know whether he came in with Spaldings high, but whatever he wore, they were probably like what you see above.

I'm thinking it would probably hurt to have your lower extremities tenderized by such spikes. Yes, I'm thinking that would hurt. 

(Wink of CBS eye: @mighty_flynn)

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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