Wilson A2000 markings

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Wilson A2000 markings

Postby ccmmcc » May 26th, 2006, 6:59 pm

I have a Wilson A2000 L that has the letters "FU" stamped on the outside of the thumb. Any ideas what it means? This is a USA made model designated by the numbers 1630.
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Postby BretMan » May 27th, 2006, 2:35 pm

Good question. Hopefully someone will come along with a good answer, because I don't have a clue!

But, I did notice that you are located in Ohio. I'm in Columbus. What part of the state are you in? I would be interested to know of any flea markets, antique shows or shops, etc. that you are familiar with around the state.
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early A2000

Postby Deacon » May 27th, 2006, 6:20 pm

I've got an early (late 50's I believe) A2000 that I'm trying to date. The patent numbers are legible. Any help?
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Postby softball66 » May 29th, 2006, 9:07 am

Wilson designated its pro stock A2s with letters or numbers on the backside thumb. This may mean the glove is a prostock maybe made for a particular player. Where is the 1600 stamping embossed?
Also pro stock designation was also placed under the wrist strap for a period of time. You might have a number there.
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Postby softball66 » May 29th, 2006, 9:10 am

Deacon, can you describe your A2? Shooting star palm? This logo was replaced in the mid 60s by the Circle W stamping. There would be some web changes on the early shooting star A2s. Patent dates are usually not much help.
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A2000

Postby Deacon » May 29th, 2006, 10:29 am

The palm reads Pro Model with the shooting star beneath it. It has a triple lock web, with 2 crossed (X) laces attached to the body of the glove. Major League in script on the outside of the thumb. Hold Tite Strap. Grip-Tite pocket.
Those are really the only destinctive type markings.
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Postby Deacon » June 3rd, 2006, 9:24 pm

found the answer on ebay as long as the seller is accurate
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