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 Post subject: Mizuno world win
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:49 am 
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Anyone have any experience with mizuno world wins? how good is the leather? retail price?


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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno world win
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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno world win
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Agreed. 80's and early 90's world wins is just some phenomenal leather. Quality, detailed, consistent..


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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno world win
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i read somewhere that the early Mizuno Curley Bates World Wins were the demise of the hard-as-rock Horween "BLACKHORSE" and code 5 leather Made in USA legendary gloves (sorry about the run-on sentence).

In the late 70's, early 80's when Mizuno reps were dropping off GPT-5's, GIC-6's, GOC-7' etc. the players were so impressed with a glove that could be used days or weeks after receiving them v. weeks and months of breaking in Horween/Ansonia leather gloves.

Rawlings and other brands had to follow suit with softer gloves to appease the players.

I have this love/hate relationship with early Mizuno WW's :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno world win
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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno world win
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Picked up a Curley-Bates era GPT-5 at PITA last year.

Great feel. Very soft leather and felt, but glove is glove has great functionality - effortless catching tool.

The web is very thick and stout, but the back of the glove feels thinner and softer. Pinky and thumb are not super stiff, so this particular example would not appeal to someone who likes a stout, rigid glove.


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Meant PIAS (Play it Again Sports), not Greek flatbread. Duh! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno world win
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Picked up this MWV-600. Is this listed as an 11.5", and is it from the 90's?

Opened up the heel - very high quality padding. Thumb is super rigid and and I've been really working the thumb and heel padding to get the right feel.

Leather quality and overall quality are up there with the best HOHs and A2000s I own.
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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno world win
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adam2434 wrote:
Picked up this MWV-600. Is this listed as an 11.5", and is it from the 90's?

Opened up the heel - very high quality padding. Thumb is super rigid and and I've been really working the thumb and heel padding to get the right feel.

Leather quality and overall quality are up there with the best HOHs and A2000s I own.
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So clean! No metal eyelets on the heel?


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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno world win
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No eyelets. Not sure when they stopped using them.

Glove did clean up nicely. Son used it in pracrice today and said it's a keeper.


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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno world win
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Thanks for info! I'm a younger user and wasn't around when they made these. I saw one and I loved the look of it! Nice glove btw


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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno world win
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Anyone know the various eras of WW's, in terms of model numbers, patch designs, manufacturing location, etc.?

Also curious as to the last year of production of WW's as Mizuno's top-tier glove line.

I have a Curly-Bates era GPT-5 stamped with "Japan", that I would guess is from the early-mid 80's.

My son is also using an MWV-600 (pics above) stamped with "Japan", that I would guess is from the mid-late 90's.

Do my guesses seem right?


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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno world win
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Anyone know the story behind USA vs. Japan MWV series, in terms of the timeline, quality, etc?

Were they made in the USA and Japan concurrently?

Are the USA models as nice as the Japan models?


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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno world win
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I've owned a few of these older WW's. USA/JAPAN,
All very high quality, I think on par with the Pro Limtd's.

Just fixed up this one a few weeks ago.
This was very stiff, excellent padding, bones, leather, etc.
Def some underrrated gloves

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