Best of August 2016

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Best of August 2016

Postby mikesglove » August 5th, 2016, 10:20 pm

This rare Reach "Babe Ruth" base mitt was interesting. The sellers description was incorrect in assuming the buckle was missing from the wrist strap. That may have turned some buyers off. So all in all it ended up a smokin' deal for a collector. The intact laced wrist strap was a new invention by Reach circa 1930. The mitt is admittedly pretty rough but not a basket case and has some potential for restoration. Amazingly, even with all the wear and tear, the Ruth endorsement is still pretty distinct.
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Re: Best of August 2016

Postby mikesglove » August 7th, 2016, 3:23 pm

A late 1960's MacGregor "Hank Aaron" model GF20 glove sold for $75. This was MacGregor at the top of their game when even a mid line model such as this was so well made with cool design features such as the integrated web. The glove itself looks to be in fine overall condition.
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Re: Best of August 2016

Postby mikesglove » August 10th, 2016, 12:38 pm

A 1950's MacGregor "Willie Mays" G25 glove sold for $85. Looks to have very little wear. A nice cloth patch.
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Re: Best of August 2016

Postby vintagebrett » August 18th, 2016, 7:19 am

A well made Alex Taylor buckle back 1B mitt sold for $180 - looks like it will clean up nicely
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Re: Best of August 2016

Postby mikesglove » August 18th, 2016, 2:35 pm

I liked the two ball players stamped on the front of the Alex Taylor mitt.
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A Ken-Wel "Ival Goodman" glove sold for $240 on ebay. Only the private label Wm. Westland Co. patch was on the back and the "Goodman" stamp was somewhat readable on the front.
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Re: Best of August 2016

Postby mikesglove » August 22nd, 2016, 4:46 am

A circa 1927 Stall & Dean "Grover Alexander" glove box, pamphlet and glove sold for $760. The box itself w/pamphlet were the valuable part and super cool. The glove was in decent condition but somewhat minor interest because it didn't match the box illustration(webbing), no endorsement or brand visible. Its one saving grace was the faint but proper model number on the thumb. There are some really stellar examples of a proper model 4272 glove to go with that box on JD's website. One cool thing about the box model number 60-4272 is that it refers to S&D supplying the retailer Montgomery Wards.
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Re: Best of August 2016

Postby vintagebrett » August 22nd, 2016, 6:56 am

I'm surprised that box didn't sell for more. There aren't too many Pre War HOF picture boxes. The glove pictured on the box is definitely a better model. Neat item - always fun when something new pops out.
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Re: Best of August 2016

Postby Yanks23 » August 22nd, 2016, 11:09 am

I agree with Brett, surprised this went for what it did. It was cool to see, though, that the auction had 79 watchers through the hammer. Often times we see around 15-30 or so watchers on items. It was great to see that many interested observers. Hopefully that is a sign that the hobby is alive and well. Hopefully we start to see some more new stuff come to market. While I was not a bidder on this item, I still enjoyed geeking out over the fact that it was a new item in the hobby! There is hope, yet, that we can get Drokester that Pepper Martin! :D
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Re: Best of August 2016

Postby mikesglove » August 26th, 2016, 5:43 pm

A Victor, Wright & Ditson sewn web glove sold for $86. It's in fair condition with a lot of wear. Based on the adjustable sewn web, this may be the "Del Pratt" model.
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A D&M sewn web model sold for $110. Also in fair condition with paint/varnish spills and a lot of surface mold. It does have an endorsement along with some other writing on the face
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Re: Best of August 2016

Postby mikesglove » August 28th, 2016, 2:27 pm

A nice Stall & Dean catchers mitt sold for $157. Looks to be one of their better models. There's a lot of perimeter grommets! The black on white tag probably will clean up OK.
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