This wood bat is classified as a Blem bat. A cosmetic blem or blemish is when there is a minor paint imperfection somewhere on the bat. There could be a paint discoloration, a paint run, a smudge, logos could be off-center, the stencil outline of the logo could be too low or too high, possible minor paint nick, etc. MOST IMPORTANTLY the integrity of the blemished softball or baseball bat has NOT been compromised. The blem bat will hit to its capacity. Manufacturer's warranty does NOT apply.