billiardsforum on 5/15/2017 5:53:35 PM
First lets make sure you are aware of a few key points:
The Meucci HOF6 pool cue is the third iteration of this design by Meucci. In order, they were:
- Meucci MS-5 - 1980s, has original Meucci Originals block letters logo
- Meucci M-15 Road Agent - 1990s
- Meucci HOF-5 - 1990s
But despite the cue being made on these specific releases, and despite the info on the net saying the releases were limited to X number of cues, they were NOT. Meucci will make any cue, any time, with any logo version. Even discontinued cues if the price is right and if the materials are still available. Just takes them time to set up the templates. It really is a sad story for Meucci collectors as their true originals cues are losing value and becoming impossible to trust the provenance now. Currently there are a number of Meucci dealers offering the daytime road agent cues for sale, on a "made-to-order" basis e.g. you place the order, they send it to Meucci, and 12 weeks later, you have your newly manufactured daytime road agent. This being the case, it is impossible to put a number to "how many were made". One such dealer is "zuzubab1" on eBay, also known as:
Brett & Amy Angel
1862 Montgomery Rd.
Auburn, KY. 42206
It can be virtually impossible to tell exactly when each one was made, short of having an honest seller with an original invoice. In some cases you can look at the type of shaft (red-dot vs. black-dot, vs pre-dot) and that can help get you into a range of years. The joints in the 1980s versions also used a brass insert... which usually isn't found in the newer ones as far as I know. Also you can sometime tell by the diameter of where you insert the rubber bumper. Generally, narrower means the older versions, but I don't have exaxct specifics on this particular cue.
- 1980s bumpers are about 3/4" .750 (See top portion of photo below)
- The newer Meucci cues use .675 (See middle portion of photo below)
Finally, just as an FYI, the white Meucci Road Agent cues are also referred to by various names. This knowledge might help you in your search:
- Meucci City of Lights pool cue
- Meucci Daytime Road Agent pool cue
- Meucci Bizzaro Road Agent pool cue
I know that none of this gives you the answers that you want, but hopefully it fills in some information gaps and gives you a starting point from which to make informed decisions on purchasing one of these cues.