Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby vintagebrett » April 24th, 2015, 9:09 am

Here's a neat ad for Thomas E. Wilson's Ray Schalk catchers mitt - sweet buckle strap for webbing.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » April 25th, 2015, 12:46 pm

I saw that ad years ago at an antiques show. Sorry I didn't buy it then. It's from a 1921 Saturday Evening Post. The Wilson Ray Schalk buckle web model is a rare one. Below is another Schalk ad with Rogers Hornsby and Bill Terry. It is from circa 1927. It is a big cardboard counter display at about 20" wide to display three gloves/mitts.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby vintagebrett » April 27th, 2015, 12:06 pm

mikesglove wrote:I saw that ad years ago at an antiques show. Sorry I didn't buy it then. It's from a 1921 Saturday Evening Post. The Wilson Ray Schalk buckle web model is a rare one. Below is another Schalk ad with Rogers Hornsby and Bill Terry. It is from circa 1927. It is a big cardboard counter display at about 20" wide to display three gloves/mitts.



You are correct that it's from the Saturday Evening Post! Gold star! If you'd like to rectify your decision not to buy years ago, send me a note
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » April 27th, 2015, 1:09 pm

A 1935 full spread magazine ad. Wilson got a lot of mileage from their three top endorsers.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » April 28th, 2015, 1:11 pm

More Goldsmith rarities although I think Josh has these and more!


A 1936 ad for the "George Selkirk" model with a cool snare web.
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A 1936 ad for the "Paul Derringer" extended pocket model glove. Also endorsed by Eldon Auker, Johnny Vandermeer among others.
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A 1940 ad for the "Leo Durocher" model glove with intricate adjustable laced web and pinky.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » May 9th, 2015, 1:01 am

A really rare 1935 Dubow ad for some equally rare gloves & mitts.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby vintagebrett » May 9th, 2015, 8:09 am

The Bridges glove in the ad is interesting - fingers are similar to some of the OK Models of the 1940's. Has one surfaced? I looked on JD's site and didn't see any pictures.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby BretMan » May 9th, 2015, 9:58 pm

I have the Goldsmith Selkirk glove shown in the ad. Sweet glove!
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » May 11th, 2015, 1:10 pm

I would love to find either the Tommy Bridges or George Selkirk models. They are both pretty cool looking.

A few ads from companies showcasing their top three models for the year.
First is a 1941 Spalding ad.
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A 1948 Rawlings ad.
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A 1955 Nokona ad. The two picture boxes are pretty nice.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » May 31st, 2015, 3:11 am

Below are two full page ads from a Shapleigh's 1910 catalog featuring Diamond brand gloves and mitts. They both feature hang tag endorsements touting the quality of the particular model. The first is the Ganley model.

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The second is a Stephens model and priced at a whopping $12. Even the best Reach models were selling at $8 in that time period.
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This last ad is pretty cool from a Lajoie Baseball Guide. Instead of a hang tag endorsement, there is a handwritten note from White Sox catcher Billy Sullivan Sr. from 1901 as part of the ad. This mitt became known as the Sullivan model in TOC Sear's catalogs.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby vintagebrett » May 31st, 2015, 1:58 pm

From a 1924 Victor Wright Ditson catalog - an ad for the Del Pratt model
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » June 13th, 2015, 12:53 pm

I found these images from a 1935 Sporting Goods Dealer magazine. They depict a window display contest celebrating National Baseball Week, April6-14

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Morehouse & Wells, Decatur, IL. below
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A.G. Spalding, Nassau St. NYC
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My old stomping grounds of San Jose,CA. represented.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » July 6th, 2015, 1:17 pm

A nice retail store window display circa 1928 from KenWel. The cardboard counter glove ads were included free as part of a package glove order from KenWel.
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The lonely stepchild of the Gehrig zipper back mitt. I haven't see one of these surface in a long time.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby Number9 » July 7th, 2015, 4:40 pm

Hey, check it out! There's the Lou Gehrig cardboard display that everyone said never* existed.

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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » July 7th, 2015, 11:39 pm

Number9 wrote:Hey, check it out! There's the Lou Gehrig cardboard display that everyone said ever existed.

Here a reproduction of the Gehrig cardboard display from above. I see it at flea mkts. and on ebay a lot. Are you saying an original has never surfaced or what?
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