Hey glovers, let met start by stating that early in my collecting years I was lured to the simplicity of models such as MM Mantle, RR Rolfe, KK Keltner, DS Snider, and of course DD Dizzy Dean, And PM Pepper Martin in the naming of the models...made perfect sense!!!
I was kinda slow in noticing the obvious, and always wondered why a Riddle glove was an DW model..
What in the name of Moses and the Apostles was Goldsmith doing...examples...
RL was a Red Lucas that became a Leo Durocher endorsed model when the LD Durocher was dropped???
HC was a Harold Craft that became a Dixie walker endorsed model but the DW was an Elmer Riddle and no ER model??? was there a DW Dixie walker?? ER Riddle??
The JC was a Joe Cronin but the JCL was a Reiser? never a PR
At least MO was always a Mel Ott!!
and PD was Derringer and CG or GC was Gehringer and never varied...Right???
Now...Honus Wagner...obviously a HW right...status quo... NO... KB?? then Ford/Critz.. for whom did KB stand for?? anyone??
So...The Elmer Riddle was a Dixie Walker initialed glove that was never endorsed by Dixie as he was on a HC....
Am I correct???
reminds me of a country song sung down here.... "I am my own Grandpa" did a flow chart on it, possible!!! believe it or not!!
Good luck glovin guys!!! Drokester