Best of May 2015

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Best of May 2015

Postby mikesglove » May 6th, 2015, 12:53 pm

This was the best ebay offering to start May. It's an early Victor, Wright & Ditson model CFO catchers mitt with finger guard on the back. A model not often seen, It sold for $167. Probably would have done better but had condition issues with a poor re-lace job sometime in the past that tore out quite a few metal eyelets along the perimeter banding. On the plus side, the mitt is otherwise in very nice condition and a classic style with some factory markings on the face and a stellar VWD cloth patch on the wrist strap.
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An early Rawlings base mitt sold for $195. Ships from Paris, probably a story behind that. The mitt displays very well, especially the back with its mint cloth patch. The front looks to be a suede-type leather or maybe it's just roughed up from wear.
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A 1930's Lowe & Campbell "Billy Herman" model A17 glove sold for $72. Cool looking style probably made by Wilson. Not a lot of wear and a mint cloth patch but the stamping burned into the finger stalls didn't help this one.
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Re: Best of May 2015

Postby mikesglove » May 8th, 2015, 12:07 pm

A 1930's Spalding "Rainey Trap" web glove sold for $219 on ebay. This one has seen a lot of use and no markings were clearly visible on the face. The cloth patch was intact but pretty worn.
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Re: Best of May 2015

Postby vintagebrett » May 8th, 2015, 1:26 pm

Was nice to see a Rainey trap as they don't come up too often. Wonder if the glove is black leather or just really dirty - it's hard to tell from the pictures.
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Re: Best of May 2015

Postby mikesglove » May 13th, 2015, 1:04 pm

A 1930's Reach "Jimmy Dykes" three finger glove sold for a best offer. It was one of RWD's top gloves and a model not often found. There is some wear but is in decent overall condition. Reach used a soft glove leather for the inner liner and the original pearl color is still remarkably intact.
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A 1920's sewn web D&M model G38 glove sold for $233. Cream horsehide leather and still nicely intact.
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A 1930's Spalding model MO "Babe Ruth" "Home Run Special" glove sold for $899. Very nice overall condition.
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Re: Best of May 2015

Postby mikesglove » May 14th, 2015, 7:37 pm

A 1940-50s OK Mfg. "Dixie Walker" two finger model glove sold for $74. It looks like a variation of the "dummy" finger/web model except really atrophied. OK had some unique glove designs. This one looks to be in very nice shape, just a little cleaning and it should display well.
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Re: Best of May 2015

Postby mikesglove » May 15th, 2015, 8:03 pm

An early sewn web Tryon glove sold for a best offer. The glove looked good enough to sell pretty quickly. The leather was in nice shape with an intact black and gold cloth patch on the wrist strap.
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Re: Best of May 2015

Postby mikesglove » May 17th, 2015, 10:15 pm

A 1960's Spalding "Roger Maris" model 42-217 glove auction was ended early by the seller. I was curious if it would meet its $549 reserve. It is similar to the model Maris used in his career and a real kick-ass glove in close to near mint condition.
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A near mint Spalding "Interstate" model catchers mitt sold for $370. Love all the factory stamps on the face!
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A NOS mitt, this one a rare circa 1925 D&M model 1008 "Wapiti" Elk model catchers mitt sold for $1434. one can really see the texture difference between the elk and horsehide leather, pretty cool! Looks to have a double stitched face and the trademark D&M back panel. About as good as it gets. This top of the line mitt was from the Roger Bresnahan family collection. .
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Re: Best of May 2015

Postby mikesglove » May 19th, 2015, 2:11 pm

A 1940's Rawlings "Bernie Berardino" model G440 glove sold for $74. A different model number and style from the "Berardino" model I am used to seeing. This one is in real nice shape. Berardino became an actor after his playing career and starred as Dr. Steve Hardy for 30+ years on the General Hospital TV Soap.
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A D&M sewn web glove sold for $349 on ebay. This one has a WWI "War Department" stamp on the thumb. The glove surfaced about four years ago at a Hunt's auction
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A circa 1970 Rawlings model XFCB glove with box sold for $448. It's NOS with a hang tag. Pretty nice!
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Re: Best of May 2015

Postby vintagebrett » May 20th, 2015, 12:48 pm

That D&M from the Bresnahan collection is just stunning. Looks like they have a few others coming in their October auction - a D&M and a Ken-Wel.
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Re: Best of May 2015

Postby mikesglove » May 21st, 2015, 5:51 pm

Here's a nice one from Lelands. An unused Spalding "Babe Herman" model sold for $153. As William would say, Saweet!
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Re: Best of May 2015

Postby vintagebrett » May 21st, 2015, 8:55 pm

Too funny - we were discussing the use of the words"unused" and "mint condition" used to describe that glove as we walked Brimfueld last week. That's just flat out lying in the description
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Re: Best of May 2015

Postby mikesglove » May 25th, 2015, 1:14 pm

A crescent, sewn web Wright & Ditson glove sold for a best offer. Seems to be in great shape inside and out.
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Re: Best of May 2015

Postby mikesglove » May 28th, 2015, 2:40 pm

The ebay listing was kind of vague but here are two nice mid 20's gloves bundled together. Both feature tunnel loop webbing and are quality gloves. They were a steal at $70. The first is a rare Varsity brand "Harry Heilman" model. Looks to be made by Wilson. Nice markings on the face.
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The second is a sweet looking Wilson "Professional League" model with the long pocket and stubby fingers. The front looks so great but the back shows a lot of wear. The nice, intact Wilson tag kind of redeems all that.
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Re: Best of May 2015

Postby vintagebrett » May 28th, 2015, 5:52 pm

I was the "buyer" of that lot with the Heilman and TEW. It was a BIN - paid right after purchase and got an email from the seller this afternoon cancelling the transaction. He said that I was the second buyer (?) and that he was refunding my money. I initially thought, maybe it was double listed but checking his completed items, nope, it was only listed once. Oh well, easy come, easy go.
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Re: Best of May 2015

Postby vintagebrett » May 28th, 2015, 9:03 pm

The seller of the Heilman and TEW listed them as a quantity of 2 so I "bought" one and the other purchaser got the other. They meant there were 2 gloves but listed it incorrectly - that accounts for the two purchases of the same lot.
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