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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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » October 25th, 2017, 3:01 pm

Santa Clara College baseball team circa 1890. I like the Decker Safety mitt with the button wrist strap. Odd that despite their
popularity, only one or two have surfaced.
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Another Santa Clara ball player circa 1900, "Prince Hal" Chase
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » October 26th, 2017, 1:41 pm

Great 19th century photo
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It looks like the ball player added a layer of leather to the palm area
of the tipped finger glove.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby okdoak » October 27th, 2017, 5:36 pm

Great pictures, Mike. Dizzy Dean had so many different, cool gloves that he could have been one of us :D
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Pepper Martin during his coaching days and a pile of Rawlings gloves:

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Bob Friend with his Playmaker:

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Larry French with a cool strap web Reach. That glove must be an XXX-Large. Babe Herman is behind the camera.

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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby okdoak » November 5th, 2017, 11:08 pm

Some Milwaukee Braves-
Hank AAron-

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Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette-

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Bob Buhl-

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Years ago, one of his game gloves was on ebay. It was a top line Wilson Lefty Gomez. Unfortunately I didn't have the cash to swing it.
He was a Sonnett endorser and I sent one of his store models to him to autograph it. He wouldn't accept any payment for it and sent an autographed 1954 Topps Archive card back with it. Great guy.
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby okdoak » November 10th, 2017, 6:51 pm

Billy Cox with his Playmaker. I've read that Duke Snider talked about how small Billy's glove was. Maybe he was referencing the original Playmakers. The Playmaker Supreme from the early 50's was a pretty good sized glove. Stubbier than a Mort Cooper, but the one he has in the pictures doesn't look small to me. Supposedly, Casey Stengel told Brooks Robinson that he was the second best third baseman he'd ever seen. Billy Cox was the best.

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