At a time when America, along with the rest of the world, was struggling to cope with the worst depression in its history and the ominous rise of fascism in Europe, baseball provided some diversion from dark times. Appling started his major league career in 1930, just about the beginning of the Depression. The best word to describe Luke Appling is durability, a quality he showed throughout his baseball career and his life. He was emblematic of an America struggling through the Depression and digging into their psyches (perhaps unknowingly) to prepare for another world war. Appling endured and so did America.
This wallet was hand cut and hand stitched from a 1930's glove which makes this wallet in the age of about 90 to 95 years old. There is something about leather that has lasted almost 100 years. We used red baseball stitches to bring the glove pieces together. The signature is clear but hard to clearly photograph. The inside features six leather horizontal card pockets and a cash bills compartment. An absolutely beautiful wallet with loads of baseball history. Don't expect another one of these to come along