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 Post subject: Professional Model/Personal Model?
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:27 pm 
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What is the difference? I have no clue!!! I have a professional model Pete Ward and have no idea how good of a glove it is. Thanks anybody!



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 Post subject: Re: Professional Model/Personal Model?
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:38 pm 
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I'm not sure what you're asking, but I found his stats.
http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=123925

Career .254 hitter, .744 OPS, 98 HR. Best season .295 AVG, .835 OPS.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional Model/Personal Model?
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I'm actually trying to decider what the difference in gloves is and how the hierarchy works in the spalding line. which is a "better" model of a glove to have? the "professional" model such as the one I have or a "personal" model like ones I've seen. thanks!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Professional Model/Personal Model?
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:33 pm 
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in general

personal > professional > signature


if you really want to know get a copy of joe phillips book. it lists glove/mitt models by manufacturer and year along with their manufacturer suggested retail price. that is a good way to figure out which models were top of the line, in the middle or sold for a signature name. i think the most recent edition is 2007 or so. occasionally joe will post a new one on ebay although there are none today. you can contact him directly.

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This 112 page reference book carries listings of 16,000 baseball glove models from 1900 to 1970. It furnishes histories on various glove making companies, glove dating guide, private label listings and a cross reference of major league players with their glove models. It is wire-bound for easy use and carries full color pictures of antique gloves on its covers.


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That's so cool! Thanks!!!



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 Post subject: Re: Professional Model/Personal Model?
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:37 pm 
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If a vintage Spalding glove says "Professional" on the palm side of the pinkie and has an autograph, is it a high-end model? Or does it need to say "Professional Model" or "Personal Model" on the palm?

Also, is there a way to know the quality from the model #?


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 Post subject: Re: Professional Model/Personal Model?
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Most importantly, is it made in USA?

With Spalding fielders gloves manufactured from 1958 - early 1970's, the Personal Models were their top of the line models.
The Proessional Models would have been the second tier.

The Pete Ward Personal Model 42-205 was one of Spaldings top gloves in 1967-1968 retailing for $42.95...whereas a Professional Model retailed for under $30.
I am guessing your Pete Ward is a made in Japan model from post 1972.

FYI....Rawlings manufactured gloves for Spalding from the mid 1950's - 1972ish.

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