WWW.GLOVE-WORKS.COM BASEBALL GLOVE COLLECTOR FORUM

GLOVE-WORKS.COM Baseball Glove Collector Forum/discussion board



WWW.GLOVE-WORKS.COM "It's a Whole Nutha Level" tm. Glove-Works 2012

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Former D-1 Player's Little Beauties
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:43 am
Posts: 7
Location: Nashville, TN
Really psyched to showcase my small but important assortment. All have a special place in time and my heart.

Former Division I left-handed outfielder - I was never considered a glove "whore" per say. What I focused on was weight, lace quality, and comfort when making the three finger pinky shift which is the only method ANY outfielder should ever use. The "three in the pink" shift elongates the glove, creates a funnel shape perfect for ground ball scooping, and makes the deepest pocket possible. Brand was irrelevant to me. I didn't have a lot of money so I took what I could get if my JUCO or university had a good direct sale program. Sometimes our professional friends would drop by over the winter and hook us up which was cool.

First up is my Rawlings GG601. This was actually passed on to me AFTER my college days. I used this in MSBL games. I am not a fan of the closed Fastback or Trap-Eze. This is a dated pattern and uses a ton of material which adds excess weight - not ideal for maximizing mobility as an outfielder but the leather was quite nice and broke in well. I was a total sucker for the gold patches and oval R indent. I realize this isn't exclusive or high priced but it's cool nonetheless and the GG series hasn't been as cool since this edition. The gold commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Gold Gold Award which was in 2007.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Second is one of the pro hand-me-downs I previously mentioned. I was an outfielder but always had pitching aspirations. Nothing would make a bigger statement on the mound than a two-tone gray Pro Preffered kip back with black palm and silver foil printing. I don't even think that's legal so not sure who I was kidding but you can't tell me this isn't sick. :roll:

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

And last is my baby (Pro Stock KP92) I used during my university seasons. The heel pad thickness is perfect - no pros like any heel felt at all and this has the most minimal I've seen. Coolest and most underrated feature is the DriLex® Wrist Lining. It's just a pressed neoprene/foam cut out but it does feel good on the back of your hand and doesn't get ashy and nasty like your typical fiber wrist backs.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

THANKS FOR VIEWING AND GLAD TO BE ON THIS FORUM!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Former D-1 Player's Little Beauties
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:37 pm
Posts: 178
Three really cool gloves and great narrative to boot. Heck, if you are new to the forum, I am really impressed with the quality of the photos you posted. Thanks for sharing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Former D-1 Player's Little Beauties
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:14 pm
Posts: 1525
Location: Chicago, IL
Nice pics and nice gloves!
F


Top
 Profile  
 


Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Mods Database :: Reset blocks

phpBB SEO
Portal XL 5.0 ~ Plain 0.2
Create a Forum | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Report the forum