Good glove photos are tough to find

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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby ebbets55 » October 18th, 2016, 2:54 pm

Feller with a Rainey Trap Web from "Fastball".

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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » October 23rd, 2016, 2:27 pm

Baseball catcher on the right with what looks like a home made mitt
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » November 11th, 2016, 3:29 pm

The Pittsfield NH. baseball team 1888-89
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Ball player with catching and throwing gloves. They look to be a pair of Spalding models. Note the outseam construction, one piece face and tipped fingers of the catching glove.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby glovejunkie » November 11th, 2016, 7:56 pm

Does that fingerless have two thumb holes, one on each side of the palm?? Or is it the padding....almost looks to be an ambidextrous fingerless...everyone heard of or seen one of those?? Ever exist?
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby ebbets55 » November 11th, 2016, 8:10 pm

Kinda looks that way, huh. The thing on the right is the thumb hole and the thing on the left is the padding. It's just spread open. It fits on the right hand as the tipped finger catchers glove obviously fits on the left. Two protruding thumb holes wouldn't be very practical for throwing so I can't imagine any were ambidextrous. Great set! I want 'em!!!

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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby glovejunkie » November 11th, 2016, 9:19 pm

I'll take two....thanks;). Lol Yeah figured it must be padding...would be pretty cool to find a 19th century ambi;)
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » December 17th, 2016, 3:14 pm

A photo of Lou Gehrig in the dugout with his Spalding mitt. nice shot of his customized web with athletic tape.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » December 18th, 2016, 3:19 pm

Not many pitched balls got by this catcher! Possibly an early A.J. Reach model catchers mitt. It's a beast. JD has one with a similar wrist strap design in the gallery. http://www.baseballglovecollector.com Always a reliable resource in identifying manufacturing brands.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » December 20th, 2016, 1:09 pm

I like this one. More goofing around in the dugout. A MacGregor salesman holding a really nice reverse button "Spiderweb" glove and a ball player behind holding up a Wilson model.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby rdb34 » December 22nd, 2016, 9:35 pm

Really have enjoyed following all the pics and discussion. I found this picture and thought you guys might enjoy. Not sure if its a copy of a well known pic, or a one off. It's big and where its not sun bleached it sure looks sepia toned. Look close at the license plate and the year is 1914. I can't tell if the one guys wearing a base mitt or a fielders mitt.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » December 24th, 2016, 5:15 pm

Great promotional photo of Willie Mays just after the move to SF. He's sporting a unique MacGregor glove circa 1959. I have seen similar ones but not the exact model. The glove has the remnant of the "SpiderWeb" lace at the top of the glove and instead of a button, there is the newly designed laced wrist strap.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » January 7th, 2017, 1:08 am

Below is a team photo circa 1890. The catcher looks to be holding a D&M Irwin's Improved catchers mitt.
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Notice the pad sewn to the face of the mitt and the heavy rolled leather edge around the perimeter. This was a popular style back in the day.
One would think an example would have surfaced by now.
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Here is a similar style mitt from Keefe & Becannon.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » January 7th, 2017, 1:55 pm

Another photo circa 1895-1905 of three high school ball players. The catchers mitt has the riveted perimeter banding common to D&M mitts of the era.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » February 11th, 2017, 3:29 pm

Cal Broughton on an 1889 Old Judge tobacco card.
I love the big padded catching gloves in vogue for a few years in the 1880's before the Decker Safety mitt and other padded mitts became the norm.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » March 20th, 2017, 10:12 pm

Tommy Henrich and his Rawlings Trapper. New mitt, spring training.
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Yogi Berra in the early 60's spending time as an outfielder. Spalding glove is inscribed "Berra-8".
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First sacker Wally Pipp at an old timers game showing how it's done!
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This is gonna hurt!!
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