Insignia Athletics Baseball Glove

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ah-who-invented-baseballThe Great American Pastime . . . baseball and apple pie.  We’ll leave the pie recipe to American Lunchbox.  As for baseball, here’s a nice start.  An American-made baseball glove.  Considering all the parts and labor involved, does a couple hundred bucks seem that much?  A glove you’ll use for a lifetime  – if you don’t leave it out in the rain.
6044-2_largeAfter my nephew became involved in Little League, I figured it was time to find him a better glove.  One he would have all the way to college and beyond, if he didn’t lose it.  Choices are slim for USA production that does not require a second mortgage.  To the rescue comes American ingenuity.  Someone bought out the whole inventory of Insignia second-quality gloves.  Even minor cosmetic imperfections  could not be found (I bought two).  For a quarter the price of “new”.  Hey, what’s a few marks on the leather?  It’s going to have a naturally distressed look anyway, if I get in any B-Ball!
The specifications:  Insignia Athletics Baseball Glove • Custom made glove  Made in the USA  Chisholm series  Size 12″• Closed web • Top of the line leather • Top of the line glove • Made in the U.S.A.

Glove Components:
Steer-hide & Buffalo-hide: Shell and Palm liners – Wisconsin

Cowhide Binding, piping and finger stalls – Wisconsin
Laces – Texas and Pennsylvania
Felts – Illinois
Labels – Maine
Palm Paste – Pennsylvania
Stamping dies – Massachusetts


2 thoughts on “Insignia Athletics Baseball Glove

    American Toolbox responded:
    May 18, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Oops, we forgot their website link!

    The American Road Trip • Part IV « American Toolbox said:
    October 30, 2016 at 11:22 am

    […] I packed my lucky tee shirt and grass-stained mitt, looking for the perfect small town diamond, this trip did not see any baseball.   Jerry and Fred […]

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