Among the first gloves to ever be worn on the Base Ball Diamond, this style was likely made for a professional team or player during the mid 1870’s by a local leather worker. Made of buckskin and wool felt, the glove is surprisingly light and offers a fair amount of padding to the palm. A consideration which must be taken relative to the barehanded style of play that was the norm at this time.
Once one has come to terms with the idea of catching a batted ball with these gloves, it becomes possible to fully appreciate the details of its construction. Perhaps the most impressive detail is that of the finger partitions. Constructed of impossibly narrow strips of leather which are tapered in at the middle, the sewn ends are fixed with stitching that does not break the outside surface. A truly remarkable, and time consuming process.
The standard offering fits a medium to large adult hand. Custom sizes are available.
Brass snap closure on wrist.
Currently offered in Tobacco colored buckskin.
Each pair is packaged in a custom, hand labeled box which is signed by the maker.
Sold in pairs.