Bill Werber Brine glove

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Bill Werber Brine glove

Postby Bill247 » October 13th, 2011, 11:06 pm

This is an A6 that I saw in the 1931 Brine catalog. This one seems nicer than what I think of as a $2.oo glove. Does anyone know what the Checker designation means. I assume a previous owner had a connection with the Coast Guard, since the USCG looks hand inscribed, no factory stamped. A nice glove befitting a Duke All-American and a pretty decent Major Leaguer.
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Re: Bill Werber Brine glove

Postby ScottWNJ » October 13th, 2011, 11:59 pm

Can you post a close up photo of the front?

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Re: Bill Werber Brine glove

Postby Bill247 » October 14th, 2011, 12:50 am

A big Werber comin' at cha. Bill
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Re: Bill Werber Brine glove

Postby Bill247 » October 14th, 2011, 12:56 am

Image OK, 23rd time is a charm.
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Re: Bill Werber Brine glove

Postby softball66 » October 14th, 2011, 7:54 am

Whew, interesting glove!
We ran a newsletter interview story on Werber discussing a bit of gloves of his day. And anyone interested can pick up one of our fellow glovers, Paul Rogers, assisted biography on Werber which should still be out (I think published through SABR). I think Werber lived to be 100 and was fairly active in his last 10 years. I had him sign one of his store gloves for me.
Anyone interested in the article, I can send photocopies via snail mail.
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Re: Bill Werber Brine glove

Postby Bill247 » October 14th, 2011, 8:43 am

"Memories of a Ballplayer" is the Werber/Rogers book, publisher in 2001. It's a fun read and copies are still available. Werber also wrote " Circling the Bases with Bill Werber" published, I believe, in the late 1970's. It's seriously out of print so I'm glad to have a signed copy.
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Re: Bill Werber Brine glove

Postby okdoak » October 14th, 2011, 2:19 pm

I don't know what the Checker designation means but I've seen it on a couple of other Brine gloves. Brett has one with a Checker patch:

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