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Lot # 572 (of 873)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1880s/1890s Webless Crescent Glove

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $2,875.00

Extremely rare webless crescent style glove is one of the earliest of all baseball gloves. This style was produced in the 1880s and 1890s, and is predated only by the fingerless models of the 1870s. All gloves dating from before the turn of the century are rare. Balls and even bats dating from before 1900 have survived with some frequency, but high quality gloves from the nineteenth century are far rarer, in part because they were a relatively expensive accessory that not everyone could afford. This white buckskin glove is an extremely high quality buckle-back style, with black enamel roller buckle, and the slightly flattened crescent in the palm still easily seen. This is an exceptional example of a rare nineteenth-century glove style. The leather is still a soft and supple off-white, no maker stamp visible but top-quality materials and manufactured construction, with usual age spotting, overall Ex-Mt. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $2,875.00

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