Billy Loes White Nokona baseball glove

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Billy Loes White Nokona baseball glove

Postby KeyMan » May 28th, 2007, 10:56 pm

I came across someone looking to sell a Billy Loes Professional Model # GC WHITE Nokona baseball glove. He contacted "The Glove Collector" and was told that the glove is very rare in white, and could be in high demand. I have seen many pre war White leather gloves, but cant say I have seen any from the 1950s era. Does anyone have some white gloves from the 1950s to talk about?

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Nokonas in living color

Postby softball66 » May 30th, 2007, 12:11 pm

The colored gloves, this white and also blue and green, were a little marketing ploy by Bob Storey to provide Nokonas in "team" colors in the mid 1950s. Not a bad idea. This is the third white Nokona Billy Loes that's been found to my knowledge. I've not heard of the blue or the green leather showing up but they could be out there.
When the first white Loes was located there was also a black Nokona Bud Podbelian glove in the same "barrel" but I passed on that. Nocona's made some nice black ones in that general era, my favorITE being my Riverboat Smith model and thanks to glover Mike Yachnik I have a mint one of those to go with my backyard gamer!
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Postby Bleacher Bum » May 30th, 2007, 12:37 pm

That white Loes sure would look really nice in between my black Karl Spooner and orange Ray Moore! 8)

Joe, can you send me some pics of your black Nokona glove(s)? I'd love to see them - bstoefen@hotmail.com

Thanks!

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Postby softball66 » May 31st, 2007, 7:45 pm

Brad, get me your email address and I'll send shot of my playable Riverboat.
JP :)
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