Glove of the week: May 12 – May 18 (White Cobb)

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Glove of the week: May 12 – May 18 (White Cobb)

Postby burker72 » May 23rd, 2007, 12:09 am

An absolute no-brainer this past week…With 22 bids this WB Jarvis Ty Cobb fielder’s glove netted $1225. It is a beautiful glove from one of the most provocative personalities to ever play the game. If you need a good read for the summer, try the Al Stump biography on Cobb. I think he wrote two versions, one that Cobb edited heavily and another after Cobb died. The one written after Cobb died is outstanding. Cobb definitely lived a troubled, brutal life, which according to many was reflected in his game on the field.

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Not sure, but I think catcher’s mitts on average sell for far less than comparable makes, endorsement, quality fielder’s gloves. It is a bit of a surprise because the giant fat catcher’s mitt captures plenty of the spirit of our hobby as a look back on how the game used to be played. Below are a couple of absolute stunners. Winchester gloves always sell well, and the two-tone Rawlings is absolutely mint.

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There were plenty of great gloves this past week, too many to mention. Here are a last few from the week that are worthy of mention, including another Walter Johnson model glove - seems like a few of these have popped up over the last few weeks as well.

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Postby vintagebrett » May 23rd, 2007, 8:43 am

Thanks again for the great post. Yes, it seems a lot of Walter Johnsons are popping up lately.
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