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Meucci Hubbart Cue Value


Meucci Hubbart Cue Value

I'm looking for some information about this Meucci Larry Hubbart cue and what it's value is.

I noticed the logo it's not typical for this kind of cue. The circles next to Hubbart are not filled in like others and the forearm is different as well.

Any info would be appreciated.

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Meucci Hubbart Cue Value

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  1. johnanth022583billiardsforum on 8/7/2019 4:50:33 AM

    This is a great example of a Meucci LH-2 Larry Hubbart cue from "phase II" of the 1st edition (see below for more detail on that).

    The LH-2 cue, Muecci's 2st Larry Hubbart cue, was made to promote one of their first player representatives, Larry "The Iceman" Hubbart in the late 1970s. This traditional-styled cue features a forearm of Mayan Rosewood and rings of eight-slot black and ivory-colored composite highlighting the joint and the butt. The butt sleeve is ivory-colored composite and the butt cap is ivory-colored composite. The wrap is white Irish linen with green specks with Meucci's protective polymer finish. It typically had a flat-faced implex joint with a 5/16-18 brass pin.

    It's an older example, possibly from the late 1970s or very early 1980s, as can be determined by the brass joint pin. They changed to stainless steel somewhere in the early 1980s.

    You mentioned the fact that yours doesn't have any points. This particular model didn't come standard with points, so that's normal. Also, very few I see have the circles filled in. Most are like yours, with just a black outline.

    Meucci's confusing model numbers on Hubbart brochures:

    You'll probably come across three or four versions of the Larry Hubbart series in various catalogs and brochures.

    There were two "editions" of the Meucci Larry Hubbart cues.

    Larry Hubbart Edition 1

    This 1st edition had two "phases".

    Phase 1

    This cue wasn't a part of earliest one - Larry Hubbart Edition 1. Folks often mistake it for the LH-2 from this phase's catalog (which did have points) but it's not the same design at all. Here it is:

    larry-hubbart-phase1-lh2.jpg

    Phase 2

    It WAS a part of the 1st edition "Phase II" catalog (labelled LH-2, MSRP $95) - which DID have your exact design, and it WAS a LH-2 in this catalog. This version was made from Mayan Rosewood. I think this is the cue you have (yours may be made from a different / custom wood type if it's not Mayan Rosewood. This Here it is:

    lh_8_cues_back.jpg'

    Larry Hubbart Edition 2

    The same design was carried forward to the 2nd edition of the Meucci Larry Hubbart line. In this catalog it's shown with no wrap, and is labelled LH-1. I don't think this is yours as it would likely have a stainless steel joint. Here it is:

    meucci-lh1-edition2.jpg

    Gotta love Meucci. They are notorious for this type of confusing and inconsistent models.

    Meucci LH-2 Value

    You also asked about the value of a Meucci Larry Hubbart LH-1 cue. I would say yours is a great example in four main ways:

    1. The overall condition - though I can see some blemishes and issues with the white composite material, it's in fair shape for it's age, assuming it is straight and has the original matching shaft and assuming that shaft is also straight.
    2. The brass joint pin - older versions with the brass joint pin will command slightly more.
    3. Original wrap - From the photos, it appears to have the original stock wrap.
    4. The very unique pattern in the wood used for the forearm. I think this is a "plus". Other may not agree, but to me, it's a little bit special for that reason.

    MSRP in 1982 was $115.

    Now that you know the specifics, just start googling and watching eBay to get a feel for today's values.

    These are fairly highly sought-after cues by Meucci collectors, so if you sell, start high.

    See also:

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Meucci Hubbart Cue Value

  • Title: Meucci Hubbart Cue Value
  • Author: (John Stafford)
  • Published: 8/5/2019 1:23:54 PM
  • Last Updated: 8/7/2019 1:39:28 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)