I kinda have to think it is a buyers market also...Why...Not exactly sure, I can see some gloves as tough sales, but $115 for a S&D speed, or JD's JCR Reiser?? don't figure, should have been $200 gloves easy..
Anyway, I got interested in this hobby because Baseball cards went stupid in 1989-1990 and I dumped all my 1980's cards for 1950's cards and I had to collect something, and gloves were just starting out. I have "The Glove Collector" newsletter #12 with my mailing address on it so I have seen a bunch. One thing about this hobby is that you can find a dandy every year if you look enough for cheap. I doubt we will ever find a 50's mantle baseball card for $10 anymore but a Rawlings MM mantle can be found for $10...I haven't found one yet, but got this sweet KB ford/critz for $49 shipping and all. I find pleasure in my gloves and don't see them as an investment. (although we all want value, and its nice to see a glove I have worth a bunch, a lot of the pleasure comes from putting on a glove in my collection that sold out the yazoo on ebay ) To me the hunt is part of the fun,(20 years patiently waiting for a G105 mays!) Kinda like dating women....and looking for a DD dean or PM pepper.....
Yeah I fix and clean gloves, usually for therapy, cheaper than a psychiatrist and I get paid, usually in trade for a glove..and I have made friends all over the country thanks to our head Potentate Joe Phillips. I have a bunch of vices in my life, but you know what.. collecting baseball gloves has been the cheapest one, I think we all will agree to that..
Papaw always told me one extreme follows the other, in just about everything, For me I'm sticking with splitfingers and earlier, and confederate currency, the latter may be good again the way things are going??? and funny how baseball gloves are always cherished. (see other post)
Well here is pic of the KB.. Really nice and soft, perfect piping and super deep stampings, deepest stampings in any glove I own, only flaw is a tiny hole in lining up in ring finger, No problem..still have to lace it up but wanted to post pictures. the "Patent date Nov.13 192?" (7 or 3) is clear as a bell on thumb near verticle loop, and "Genuine Horsehide" is still visible in lining. This brings up another topic, this is my only "V buckle back" and I think it is the best, anyone want to chime in on other notable v-backs.. I know a pepper is a v..
Again congrats Jon, You are drinking on Confederate glove $$ as JD purchased a mays G101 from me and I figured in your cold Beer in the price, Cheers.
See there guys, a baseball glove linked an east Tenn. farmer with JD in Cal. with a Yankee.. Pretty Priceless stuff right there.