Good glove photos are tough to find

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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » December 31st, 2019, 2:36 pm

atabats wrote:One of my favourite glove photos. Greg posted this before; might be a Simmons American SG3.
okdoak wrote:Don't know if this photo has already been posted. I just found it and it's circa 1914. I thought Spalding at first, but as far as I know the letters for the model are stamped in the pocket on theirs.
The Simmons American logo looks kind of close. But the catalog listing I found is from 1918 and shows it as a full web. Any guesses?

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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » January 6th, 2020, 10:56 pm

Double strap fingerless throwing glove on the RH. Not sure about the LH catching glove, could be a hook and grommet with lace on the back or a double strap full finger model?
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby mikesglove » January 8th, 2020, 5:38 pm

Nice gear and uniforms. I like the flat top catchers mitt.Image

A giant pillow mitt!Image

A crisp image of Louisville catcher Vaughn from the LOC. Image

Class of '92 victory photo. Catcher with a Decker patent mitt. Player holding a bouquet of flowers is a nice touch. Celebration time, come on!Image
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby atabats » January 9th, 2020, 12:35 pm

Here are some more from the 1888-89 N172 Old Judge set:

A nice clear image of a Spalding No. 1-0 short finger model.
1888 Doc Bushong, C; Brooklyn Trolley-Dodgers.jpg

I ❤️ this glove.
1888 Jocko Milligan, St. Louis Browns.jpg

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Here's Farmer Vaughn with a full fatty finger model.
1889 Farmer Vaughn, Louisville Colonels, baseball card portrait.jpg

A nice long finger model with open back.
1889 Spider Clark, Washington Statesmen, baseball card portrait.jpg
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Re: Good glove photos are tough to find

Postby atabats » January 12th, 2020, 11:07 pm

Not a photo exactly but here's a 1939 Wheaties box panel (no. 3 from a series of 8 historical baseball souvenirs) depicting the first baseball glove worn by a player named Doug Allison in 1869. Spoiler alert: The crowd wasn't impressed.

"It was flesh colored so that it would attract as little attention as possible. It also had holes in the back for ventilation. When the crowd saw it, they jeered and booed!"
1939 No. 3 Wheaties panel - 1869 first glove.jpg

The glove above predates the 1878 Butts patent below. Ventilation holes are nowhere to be seen on this patent though.
1878-01-01 Austin C. Butts.jpg
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