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So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby softball66 » February 22nd, 2013, 8:20 am

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Re: So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby murphusa » February 22nd, 2013, 10:04 am

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Re: So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby Mr. Mitt » February 22nd, 2013, 11:48 am

I had this strap made from an old signature Mantle XPG6 a few years ago. Love it, wear it every day!

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Re: So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby mikesglove » February 22nd, 2013, 12:54 pm

Some of the wallets are interesting
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Re: So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby softball66 » February 22nd, 2013, 4:10 pm

Cheap watch. Expensive strap.
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Re: So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby Mr. Mitt » February 22nd, 2013, 4:59 pm

:lol: I lucked out with the glove, nobody wanted it. It was a lefty, beat up with a lot of ink, believe it even had a full address written on it besides the name. Anyway, the stampings were bold and that's all I needed. Got it between $50 and $80 on eBay (can't remember the exact price) but it served its purpose, gave it a loving home and it's being put to better use now than in the unwanted state it was in when found. :lol:

The maker I used was not the one in that eBay listing above. If anyone wants one made, let me know and I'll forward his contact info to you. Other forum members have used his services and were blown away by the final product. He does remarkable work, so much so that a world-renown strap maker in Paris commented on my Mantle strap when I was in his shop. He wanted to buy it from me and when I refused, he asked if I would supply vintage gloves for him to convert into straps since they're scarce over there and he believed that Europeans would snatch them up. I passed on doing that too. A lot of vintage leather (gloves, bomber jackets, satchels, etc.) is being repurposed into wallets, belts, watch strap and the like nowadays.

I think my next strap may be an S&D Cobb... Nice and soft on the wrist!!!! :shock:
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Re: So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby vintagebrett » February 22nd, 2013, 5:26 pm

Waiting to see if they are compatible with the iWatch before I buy one. 8)
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Re: So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby ebbets55 » February 22nd, 2013, 5:52 pm

That is the coolest Ro-lings watch I have ever seen. Only you could pull that off. :D

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Re: So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby Mr. Mitt » February 23rd, 2013, 1:53 pm

Woke up to several emails this morning asking for the strap maker's contact info, so thought it would be best to simply post it for all. His name is Brian and his contact info can be found on his website.

http://www.bjstrap.com/info.html

He truly does remarkable work!
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Re: So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby softball66 » February 23rd, 2013, 11:01 pm

Jerry, I shipped recently some gloves to Germany for the same purpose. Wonder why someone in the U.S. hasn't adopted the idea.
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Re: So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby BretMan » February 24th, 2013, 9:31 am

There have been craftsmen doing this sort of work in the good 'ol US of A for several years. If you Google something like "baseball glove watch band" you'll get plenty links to keep you busy!
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Re: So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby mikesglove » March 5th, 2015, 1:57 pm

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Re: So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby vintagebrett » March 6th, 2015, 9:28 am

Wow, that dress is even uglier than some of the wallets you see on eBay made from the old gloves.
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Re: So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby mikesglove » March 6th, 2015, 1:27 pm

Agreed. Here are a couple ebay wallets, a Trio DiMaggio that sold for $250 and a Sears Ted Williams that went for $325. May be time to re-think my boxes of beaters and spare parts.
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Re: So That's What Happened to my old glove. . . .

Postby vintagebrett » March 7th, 2015, 10:13 am

Didn't realize that they fetched that type of money! Yikes.
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