Mel Ott glove wallet.... a very rare 80 plus year old treasure you can carry every day
Mel Ott’s life is a classic rags-to-riches story of a naive, unheralded, teenager from a small Southern town who rose to great heights in New York, the country’s largest and most forbidding city at the time. His baseball career could not happen today; no team could carry an inexperienced 17-year-old on a major league roster as an apprentice instead of sending him out for minor-league seasoning. It is also highly unlikely that such a diamond in the rough would be paid a minimal bonus and salary and, in today’s season-by-season money grab, that such a superstar would remain with his original team for 22 years.
Truly a legend in the late 30'sa and early 40's Mel Ott glove are a prized rare possession. And nearly all are collection items. We were fortunate to find a Mel Ott glove in poor condition and were able to salvage enough glove to make this taller wallet. Measuring 5.25" by 3.75" this wallet is not only a time-less treasure but a wallet you can carry every day. How many wallets can you say that are made of over 80 year old baseball glove leather. One of a kind and we may never get the opportunity to make another wallet like this.