Hi, I'm Bruce, and welcome to my
On these pages I hope you'll find some of the finest in vintage
baseball gloves and other memorabilia. I've recently redesigned the entire site, and I hope you have fun
browsing around. I tried to organize it in such as way as to provide categories in the same way that I like
to search, and that represent different eras in baseball.
About me: I've been a sports fan all my life. Admittedly, I was a
football fan throughout my childhood years growing up in the 60s/70s, mainly because we lived 11 miles out of
town, where the Pony Leagues were held. That, and my Dad was a football player. (How I ever came across the
picture on the home page, I'll never know). In the late 70s, near the close of my High School career, I
really came around to the sport of baseball, and have been a fan ever since.
I've been collecting gloves for nearly 20 years, starting out with a few old gloves that were in
my Dad's old farmhouse, and querying around in the VERY early days of the internet (ca. 1994). Things were a
lot simpler then, but suffice to say, when I got my first box of gloves to look through, I was
Since those early days - where I collected nearly everything I found - my collecting interests
have changed from real oldie gloves, to FAT-fingered gloves of the 40s, to the awesome high quality gloves in
the 1950s and 60s, and even up to modern game-used gloves.
To me, baseball gloves are like a time machine: you put one on your hand, smell the leather, and
suddenly you're transported to a time gone by, a simpler time, a time of hope and wonder, of friendships and
sandlots. One of the most gratifying parts of this "hobby" is the look on an older person's face when he puts
on an old glove - it lights up, the smile growing wider and wider (as do the eyes), until I hear a faint,
"... I remember MY old glove...!" followed by the story of how he saved up his paper route money for a year
just to buy that MacGregor Goldsmith Ralph Kiner glove...
As for my collection, you find that it spans all eras and types of gloves. I would say I've
collected mostly wartime "split-finger" (unlaced) 1940s gloves, but currently really enjoy "Personal Model"
gloves of the late '50s and '60s. To me, they represent the pinnacle of glove design, construction, and
overall vibe. That and game-used gloves are another passion of mine, when I can afford them! Like the very
old early gloves, gamer gloves have a story to tell, and something about a gamer is how close it gets you to
the game. Love it!
I look for gloves that are of high quality, and/or are in premium condition. Condition seems to
be "King", more and more these days.
In short, my advice to young collectors:
"Collect what you like, and like what you collect."
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