We were able to save enough leather from this very old vintage PeeWee Reese stamped model glove to hand stitch this wonderful old looking wallet with red baseball stitches. The inside has eight side load card pockets and the cash slot. The wallet measures 4.25" by 4.25" and has a beautiful deep reddish-brown patina.
PeeWee was my childhood hero even though I was bigger than he was at 12 years old. Acording to legend, the Dodgers were battling the Reds at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field, located about a 90-minute drive from Louisville, Reese’s hometown. The crowd was mocking Jackie during infield practice. The opposing players were razzing him. The scene was growing uglier by the second. In a display of support for his teammate, Pee Wee calmly strode from his shortstop position toward Jackie on the right side of the infield and placed his left arm around the black man’s shoulder: an act that is commemorated by a statue in Coney Island