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Elmer Riddle-----DW???

PostPosted: August 2nd, 2014, 10:27 pm
by theglovester
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.... :shock: 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

Re: Elmer Riddle-----DW???

PostPosted: August 2nd, 2014, 10:30 pm
by theglovester
Any help here guys??? I feel kind like I'm in right field in Abbot & Costello's "Who's on First" and we all know the right fielder's name......

Re: Elmer Riddle-----DW???

PostPosted: August 3rd, 2014, 9:17 am
by green rhino
Wondered the same thing about the DW model as I've never seen a Goldsmith DW endorsed by Dixie Walker either.

Though they have been mentioned on this site before - no one produced a pic of an example that I've seen therefore I considered the existence an assumption.

Re: Elmer Riddle-----DW???

PostPosted: August 3rd, 2014, 9:41 am
by green rhino
To be specific, these are the only DW endorsements I've run across:

Goldsmith DW Elmer Riddle (both retail & military of course)
MacGregor Goldsmith DW Elmer Riddle
MacGregor Goldsmith DW Joe Cronin
MacGregor Goldsmith DW Buddy Kerr

Re: Elmer Riddle-----DW???

PostPosted: August 3rd, 2014, 9:49 am
by green rhino
not to derail, but whenever I notice your handle "the glovester," I am reminded of the 1991 classic by Chubb Rock, "The Chubbster."


Re: Elmer Riddle-----DW???

PostPosted: August 3rd, 2014, 1:17 pm
by theglovester
Well...Don't resemble "The Chubbster" but as a teacher the kids added "ster" onto my last name....pretty cool and better than what they could have called me, and became the Glovester in like manner as a glove collecter...

The Rawlings XPG-3's had a bunch of endorsers but not as confusing as the lettered models of Goldsmith...Wait!!! Goldsmith's made in Ohio and Ohio is above the Mason Dixon line!! Explains why it is as it is... :lol:

Re: Elmer Riddle-----DW???

PostPosted: September 16th, 2014, 10:37 am
by theglovester
Well..spied an Elmer Riddle that was a "UN" model...has to be United Nations war issue...

or thinking like the Goldsmith model assigners.. Uncle Ned, whose other brother's daddy's niece had a boy named Uncle Jed, who moved from Tennessee to Beverly Hills after striking some bubbling crude while out hunting for some food...

Be good guys, Glovester

Re: Elmer Riddle-----DW???

PostPosted: September 22nd, 2016, 12:35 am
by MattyOrioles
Here's my before/After of my Goldsmith Elmer Riddle Just some pics for help with the DW Dixie.