Sometimes ... older is better, when it comes to baseball glove leather.

There are a lot of people making baseball glove wallets these days. We don't have a problem with that, with one exception. When they new makers claim their wallets are the same as ours only cheaper, on that point we strongly disagree. What are the differences?  Let's take a look. 

Our wallets often have laces still attached to them which we think improves the real glove look of a glove wallet. We only use hand stitching and we use baseball stitches which we think make our wallets stand out and add more basebll flavor. We don't use patterns to cut out our wallets, we prefer to let the glove or parts of a glove tell us which direction to go. We fully line our gloves with real leather. We see a lot of glove wallets that have bare unfinished glove showing.  We use glove leather inside and out of our wallets most often. This does create thickness issues at times, but we think that the more real glove leather you use, the more authentic the wallet is.

One last thing... how many other glove wallet makers use gloves or pieces of gloves that are 70 to 80 years old? The older the glove, the more vintage it looks. There is nothing wrong with gloves made in the 60's to late 70's, but come on, think about a wallet made of leather that was made before World War II? We are often just in awe of the quality of the leather and the way it has been saved all these years. At some point a lot of those gloves deteriorate especially if they are left in the attic, basement, or garage. We believe the evidence of that glove's history is much safer in your pocket or in your home where it can be treasured and enjoyed on a daily basis. Nothing lasts forever, but why not enjoy it while parts of it are still abled to be used on a daily basis.

We urge real baseball fans to consider one of our older gloves. Not only is the leather remarkable, the history and events that those gloves have survived are truly a part of American history. Give it some thought!


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