Restocking the Closet

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Restocking the Closet

Postby vintagebrett » August 18th, 2006, 8:29 pm

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It's a busy weekend for me here in the midwest. I'm working the PGA Championship at Medinah as a volunteer on the public scoreboard. Yesterday, after finishing my shift (and watching Tiger/Phil for a couple holes), I made the 5 hour drive up to Rochester, MN. Last year I attended both Gold Rush shows in Rochester and Oronoco, MN. I decided to make a return visit this year to see what I can find. As you can tell from the picture, I did pretty well.

I did miss out on a three finger Hornsby made by Lowe and Campell that glover Keith Knabe got right before I got there. I also passed on a really nice Rawlings TM45 HOH Stan Musial 1B mitt - glove was in great shape but the price was a little too high for me.

Anyway, in case you're wondering what I did pick up, here is a list - I have a lot of glove cleaning to do:

SPLIT FINGERS
Nokona Joff Cross Professional model - huge glove, great leather
Hutch Pep Young
JC Higgins Morris Arnovich
Dubow Terry Moore - top of the line mitt
JC Higgins Harry Craft
Ol' Reliable Ken Keltner

CATCHERS MITTS
Nokona Professional model BM75
Victor (Canada) Leage model Mitt
Wilson model A2406 Professional model
Rawlings mid 40's Professional model

1B MITTS
Nokona "The Latch" Walt Sessi

POST-WAR
Sonnett 3 finger Pacemaker (LH)
Wilson A2002 (LH)
Rawlings MM6 Mickey Mantle "The Comet" (LH)
Rawlings RTM66 Tom Tresh (gorgeous glove!)
Rawlings Reggie Jackson HFG12
Wilson A2005 Catfish Hunter
Wilson 2081 Lou B.

BATS
Maple Lumber Co. - Swatstick - Urbana, OH 36 inches
P. Goldsmith and Sons w/ remnants of decal - nice thick handle 35 inches

MISC.
Rawlings Protex Ball in original box
JC Higgins cooler - I use these to hold my bat collection :lol:
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Postby mjkm90 » August 19th, 2006, 5:16 am

Nice haul Brett.
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Postby vintagebrett » August 19th, 2006, 11:37 am

Here is a picture of the Nokona Joff Cross and the Rawlings Tom Tresh. On the Joff Cross, someone had their name professionally stiched on a cloth tag on top of the Nokon tag - kind of interesting.

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Postby mjkm90 » August 19th, 2006, 12:04 pm

Were the prices at bargain levels or good?
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Postby vintagebrett » August 19th, 2006, 12:15 pm

The prices were very reasonable - I spent around $400 total for everything that I bought. The Goldsmith bat was the most expensive item I purchased.
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Postby drasher81 » August 19th, 2006, 8:17 pm

Looks like the trip was worth it. I like the sounds of the Goldsmith bat.
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Postby softball66 » August 20th, 2006, 10:59 am

Brett, your stuff just purchased goes on my "drool" list. Smart purchases
and thanks for the great shots on these.
I really like the Cross and Terry Moore gloves. Well made. But you scored right across the board.
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Postby vintagebrett » August 21st, 2006, 4:25 pm

Here is a a picture of the Dubow model Terry Moore glove - it is very large. the only issue is the seam on the thumb has come unstitched a little. Other than that, it is a top of the line model with nice leather.

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Postby dwknowles » September 4th, 2006, 12:06 am

What do those J.C. Higgins coolers usually run. I bought a red one this weekend and gave 30 for it, and it is very nice and clean. Just didn't know if that was about right or not.
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Postby vintagebrett » September 4th, 2006, 8:34 am

I paid 25 for the cooler - I'm not sure what they usually run but that was as much as I was going to pay for something that holds bats.
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Postby softball66 » September 4th, 2006, 8:42 am

Brett, talked to St. Paul's Paul Gertsen who said he saw you and Keith K. together and thought to himself that both of you had bought gloves from him. He was coming over to thank you but he and Fred Budde got distracted. They reported good show too. Rochester's a nice haunt but all agree, not like the old days.
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Postby vintagebrett » September 4th, 2006, 8:51 am

I talked to a dealer who was set up in Oronoco and he said they did a a really good business - lots of people coming through to buy things. It seems to be a good show to buy and sell items.
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