Vintage Player-Endorsed Store-Model Glove Collection (8)

Sold For: $480

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1630

Item Year: 1925

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Collection of eight player-endorsed store-model baseball gloves dating from the 1930s through the 1960s. Unless otherwise noted, all of the gloves display heavy use, display the respective player's facsimile signature in the pocket, and are in Good to Very Good condition overall. 1) Dazzy Vance. Right-handed fielder's glove manufactured by "Gertz Jamaica." Stamped "Dazzy Vance Special" in the pocket. Tears to the interior lining. 2) Joe DiMaggio. Black-leather right-handed fielder's glover. Manufacturer's logo in the pocket faded beyond legibility. 3) Babe Dahlgren. Left-handed first-baseman's glove manufactured by J. C. Higgins Sporting Goods. 4) Gabby Hartnett. Left-handed fielder's glove manufactured by the Peerless Sporting Goods company. Tears to the interior lining. 5) Ted Williams. Right-handed fielder's glove manufactured by Wilson. 6) Mickey Mantle. Right-handed fielder's glove manufactured by Rawlings. "Big Leaguer" model. Moderate use. Excellent condition. 7) Frank Robinson and Roberto Clemente. Right-handed fielder's glove manufactured by MacGregor. This was the company's "2MV" model and features the names of both 1966 MVP Award Winners stamped in the pocket: "Frank Robinson A. L./Roberto Clemente N. L." Signed by Frank Robinson in black Sharpie ("10") on the interior pinky finger. 8) Lefty Grove. Right-handed fielder's glove. Manufacturer's logo faded beyond legibility. Total: 8 gloves. Reserve $200. Estimate $500/$1,000+.

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