ANY KNOW ABOUT THIS CATCHER'S MITT 70'S?

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ANY KNOW ABOUT THIS CATCHER'S MITT 70'S?

Postby catcher#5 » January 16th, 2020, 6:46 pm

Has anyone seen this catcher's mitt before? It appears to be an hybrid of the trap eze style and this one has a leather piece that slips in the pocket on the back side below the "finger webb" that is held in place by a velcro strip....presumably for extra shock absorption against the palm. Could this be prototype?
Help if you can....much appreciated
Hal
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Re: ANY KNOW ABOUT THIS CATCHER'S MITT 70'S?

Postby mikesglove » January 17th, 2020, 5:59 pm

Hi Hal, nice mitt! It's not a prototype but a pretty rare USA model. It was made in the mid '80's. There were different web versions. most were imports. I'll post some pics later.
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Re: ANY KNOW ABOUT THIS CATCHER'S MITT 70'S?

Postby mikesglove » January 20th, 2020, 3:15 pm

Here's a Terry Kennedy model with the cantilevered Trapeze web.Image

The cantilever design was patented in 1982 by Rollie Latina.
The purpose was to extend the web, add flexibility and a layer of protection to the catchers palm. Image

Below is a super example. This one features the "Form-U-Lace" web, a Latina patent from 1978. ImageImage

The Ted Simmons model below features the cantilever web taking up the whole pocket of the mitt. ImageImage
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Re: ANY KNOW ABOUT THIS CATCHER'S MITT 70'S?

Postby catcher#5 » January 20th, 2020, 11:38 pm

Thank you for the research...And pictures. I picked the glove up through Amazon....who would have thought? But they do sell everything.
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Re: ANY KNOW ABOUT THIS CATCHER'S MITT 70'S?

Postby catcher#5 » January 24th, 2020, 9:40 pm

Any idea on an estimated value?
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Re: ANY KNOW ABOUT THIS CATCHER'S MITT 70'S?

Postby mikesglove » January 25th, 2020, 3:14 pm

A similar HOH model was for sale at $225.
http://www.brucerodgers.com/ak/sale.htm
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