This was the glove that resided in the National Pastime store on Main Street in Cooperstown many years ago. When the store went away, it was sold on eBay.
When Joe Phillips, TGC, was kind enough to send me all the catalog reference material for "The Vintage Baseball Glove Catalog Source Book" this other glove copy was contained within hundreds of pounds of paper. So, there are two of them out there, a lefty and a righty.
Mike has done some great research on the Sauer patent of 1888 and this is an important glove. I stand corrected when I originally thought it was a total hybrid Frankenstein glove years ago. Then I saw the patent.
- Joseph W. Sauer Glove Front
- Joseph W. Sauer Glove Back