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Baseball gloves - wartime or between ww2 and korean war?


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The seller of the baseball bat visited me, so now I own 2 baseball gloves, too. He told me all 3 items came from a pub at Kemnath near Grafenwöhr. Think all 3 items are from around the same time period. What did you think? I`m not common with baseball - a sport seldom seen in Germany - but the net told me there are different gloves in use for a match.

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This is the first glove

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No way to tell really the time period IMO.

 

Certainly 1950's or earlier I would think. I believe they would be accurately represented as being 'ww2 period'.

 

 

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I have several of these all mine are stamped Army, Navy or just U.S. I just love the old military sporting goods.

 

Congrats.

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Like militaria, baseball glove collectors have a forum.

Ken-Wel is not a common glove like Rawlings, MacGregor, etc., but they were fairly common back in the 40s. Check out BaseballCollector.com

 

There is a way to determine the era of the gloves. You just have to look at details like stitching, pockets, buttons, lacing style, grommets, design/pattern of the shape of the glove, etc.

Besides the service teams being issued gloves, the GIs would also get equipment issued for R&R time behind the lines. There is no way to tell if everything was stamped with military markings. GIs could have had their gloves mailed from home, too.

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Agree with Rally

 

The fielders glove is real similiar in shape and construction to a USN marked one I have that came from a vet who played on the 1943 era Marine Corps Team.He later serverd with a Marine Air Wing.He said they won the inter service championships in 43.He said he played with a famous baseball player that was on the team but I have long forgotten the name.

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Thank`s for the informations and the websites. Both will stay in the collection, together with the baseball bat, as part of "sports and recreation".

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