Thought I would give an update on my glove swap/sell via Jim Daniel's help...Going back 4-5 months ago when gloves were sold, I had some serious glove money, in my mind anyway. Our goal was to get a better early three finger and a better Babe Ruth glove and not spend any money out of my "Pepper" Martin savings account. Great plan!!! Here is what I have searched and found on ebay that we have snagged for a Farmer in the hills of East Tennessee. The first was a Bob Feller glove from Play OK, needed one to go with the first Autograph that my papaw got me of Mr. Feller at an Appalachian League game back in 1974. Next is a Wilson A2001 shooting star USA glove with the index finger loop on the back, always wanted one and is a match to my USA A2000, (done collecting A2000's!) A MacGregor with the black crown Patch, I'm a sucker for top line MacGregors. Finally I found a Ruth!!! on ebay was a Spalding Home run Special with Issues, but mine for $85!! awesome patch, rolled piping and a gun shot hole in the index finger crotch!! It is cleaning up great and a win!! next was a Ken Wel zipper back Muddy Ruel Catchers mitt for $40ish. It is sad but I can tinker with it and have a zipper back ken wel and that is cool. Got a D&M 3 finger for $350 and that is ok, in initial plan.
But above all these is something that is beyond awesome to the Drokester. Those who have been Drokesterized know what I can sew up given an old pair of boots and a needle. I called Jim last night and told him I was in awe when I opened the package. It is the tools someone made to sew Lemon peel baseballs back in the 1800's. how do I know the 1800's? Lemon peel pin cushions for the fingers and an awl on leather sheaths for the fingers of the baseball maker!!! yep there are two lemon peel baseballs the size of marbles for a steal. Jim is going to post pics here so you guys can see what the Heck I am trying to describe, but I had to have them.
A smart man would take what glove money that is left and get his wife a new civil war re-enactment dress, sometimes I'm wise and smart, What holiday is coming up??? And my wife has worn Stirrup socks on Valentines Day!!!