Good glove photos are tough to find

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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » August 26th, 2017, 2:09 pm

Babe Adams and his KenWel.
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This is an early model with no finger lacing, first version of the patented back panel, die cut web and early cloth patch.
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Here's a link to an interesting site if you like baseball history. https://baseballhistorydaily.com/
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » August 27th, 2017, 2:09 pm

Pete Gray modified his glove so it was gripped at the edges by the thumb and pinky with the three fingers extending only into the palm. The glove looks super thin with most of the padding removed. Image

He used the glove as a ramp to flip the ball in the air, discard the glove, catch bare handed and throw.
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Below is a photo of his glove. You can see the layers of leather built up in the pocket to stiffen it up.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby okdoak » August 28th, 2017, 12:59 pm

That Babe Adams photo is one of my all time favorites. I wish Charles Conlon would have taken a few hundred more of players with their gloves like that one.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » September 3rd, 2017, 12:39 pm

Big Frank Howard circa 1965.
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Looks to be wearing a glove similar to the MacGregor "Fieldmaster Johnny Temple" model .
Love the webbing on that one.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » September 4th, 2017, 12:57 pm

Boston Bees player with a Spalding Pro-Form glove with a Rainey Trap web. I think that's a first.
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Jimmie Foxx with a Spalding mitt. He taped up the wrist strap buckle for some reason. His mitt features the extendo-web.
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Joe Cronin and Jimmie Foxx during a rain out.
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Bob Feller taking time off to attend his high school graduation.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » September 12th, 2017, 12:32 pm

Nice photo circa 1900
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Two mitts are Victor Sporting Goods Combination models
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Note the buckle web, segmented face and palm reinforcement
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From a 1900 catalog
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby okdoak » September 18th, 2017, 12:05 am

Loving that Pro-form Rainey Trap pic and wishing I had that glove. That is unique.

I found a couple more pic's of the Babe late in his career with his white sewn web. I don't think I've ever seen a photo of him with a later model glove. Of course, there are a ton of photos of him swinging a bat, but very few of him with a glove.

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And...Mickey Rooney!

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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » October 1st, 2017, 2:29 pm

okdoak wrote:Brooks R. with a Big 8 style web, circa 1964. I don't think you could get one like his at your local sports store.

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Here's another. Joe Gaines of the Houston Colt 45's
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » October 2nd, 2017, 2:58 pm

Two 1890's players just chillin', one wearing a wrong handed glove.
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Joe Jackson in 1932 playing for the Greenville Spinners.
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A nice 1915 high school team photo. The player at far left wearing a full web King Patent model.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » October 7th, 2017, 3:59 am

Here's one of Dizzy Dean with what looks like a "Rainey Web" model.
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