May 01, 2003

CATCHERS' GLOVES. 40

Spalding's Trade-Marked Catchers' Gloves.

After considerable expense and many experiments we have finally perfected
a Catcher's Glove that meets with general favor from professional catchers.

The old style of open backed gloves introduced by us several years ago is
still adhered to, but the quality of material and workmanship has been
materially improved, until now we are justified in claiming the best line
of catchers' gloves in the market. These gloves do not interfere with
throwing, can be easily put on and taken off, and no player subject to
sore hands should be without a pair. Our new patent seamless palm glove is
admittedly the finest glove ever made, and is used by all professional
catchers. We make them in ten different grades, as follows:


Price of Full Left-Hand Gloves.


No. 3-0. Spalding's Special League Catchers' Gloves. Patented, both
gloves without seams in palm. Full left-hand back stop
glove, made of heaviest Indian-tanned or drab buckskin,
the very best that can be produced. The full left-hand
glove is extra padded and sole leather finger tips to
prevent the low curve balls from breaking or otherwise
injuring the fingers. The right-hand glove is made with
open back and fingerless, thoroughly padded. We especially
recommend this glove for catchers. Each pair packed in
separate box.
$5.00
No. 4-0. Spalding's Special League Catchers' or Fielders' Gloves,
full left-hand soft-tips, lined, drab color buckskin.
$5.00
No. 2-0. Spalding's League Regulation Catchers' Gloves full left-
hand, with tips, good quality buckskin, same style of
gloves as 3-0, not quite so heavy.
$3.50
No. 3.A. Full Left-Hand "Spring Buck" with sole leather tips. $3.00
No. A. Full left-hand buckskin without tips.
$2.50
No. AA. Full left-hand oiled tan sheepskin, without tips.
$1.25

IRWIN'S GLOVES

WE HAVE BEEN MADE SOLE AGENTS FOR THESE GLOVES.

No. 25. Irwin's Celebrated Catchers' Gloves $5.00
No. 25A. " " Infielder's " 3.50

INFIELDERS' GLOVES.

No. XX. Spalding's Drab Buck Infielders' Gloves 2.50
No. X. " White " " " 2.00

BASE BALL FINGERLESS GLOVES OPEN BACK

[Illustration: No. 1-0 Glove.]

No. 1-0. Spalding's League Cat'hrs Gloves made of extra heavy
Indian-tanned buck, and carefully selected with special
reference to the hard service required of them, open back,
both hands fingerless, well padded, and fully warranted.
We especially recommend this glove for catchers 2.50
No. 1 Spalding's Professional Gloves, made of Indian-tanned
buckskin, open back, well padded, but not quite as heavy
as the No. 0 2.00


[Illustration: Nos. E. and F.]

No. B. Spalding's Amateur Gloves, made of buckskin, open back,
well padded and adapted for amateur players, 1.50
No. C. Spalding's Practice Gloves, made of buckskin, open back,
well padded 1.00
No. D. Open back, a good glove at the price, made of light
material. .75
No. E. Boy's size, cheap open back glove. .50
No. F. Youth's size, cheap open back glove. .25

Any of the above Gloves mailed postpaid on receipt of price. In ordering,
please give size of ordinary dress glove usually worn.


SPALDING'S SPECIAL HAND MADE KANGAROO BALL SHOE. IMPROVED FOR 1889.

No. 2-0 ... Price, $7.00.

We now have on the third floor of our New York store a thoroughly
equipped Shoe Factory for the manufacture of fine Base Ball and Athletic
Shoes. This department of our business is under the immediate charge and
supervision of Wm. Dowling, who for several years past has enjoyed the
reputation of being the leading maker of Athletic Shoes in New York. We
employ in this department the most skilful workmen, and use only the very
best material, and are prepared to take special orders and make a special
last for professional players.

The special attention of Ball players is called to our new genuine
KANGAROO BASE BALL SHOE.

The above cut represents this Shoe, which is made from selected genuine
Kangaroo skin, all hand sewed, slipper heel, cut low in front, and wide,
so they can be laced tight or loose as the player likes.

Each pair is provided with porpoise laces, and the whole Shoe made with
reference to comfort and the hard usage required of it.

Our new Hand Forged Shoe Plates--for toe and heel--will be riveted on
when required, without additional expense.


HOW TO MEASURE.

MEASUREMENT BLANKS will be furnished on application, or a player can take
a piece of manilla paper of sufficient size, and by following the
directions herein given, can take his own measure.

Place the foot flat on the paper, and with a pencil draw around the foot
close to it. Then take other measurements as shown in the cut.

LEFT FOOT.

ANKLE INCHES.
HEEL "
INSTEP "
BALL "

Ball Players will bear in mind that we make a special last for each man,
which will be kept for future use. Satisfaction both as to fit and quality
of shoe guaranteed.


SPALDING'S

Trade-Marked Base Ball Shoes.

SPALDING'S SPECIAL LEAGUE SHOE.

Per pair.
No. 0. Spalding's Special League Shoe. Used by League Players.
Made of choicest selected Calf, skin, with natural side
out. Hand Sewed and Warranted, superior to any Shoe on
the market except our No. 20 Shoe $6.00

[Illustration: No. 0.]

No. 1. Spalding's Special Canvas Base Ball Shoe. Hand made, the
finest Canvas Shoe made 5.00

[Illustration: No. 1]

AMATEUR, OR PRACTICE SHOE.

No. 3 Amateur, or Practice Shoe. Good quality, canvas strap over
ball $2.00

[Illustration: No. 3]

AMATEUR BASE BALL SHOE FOR BOYS.

No. 3X. Amateur Base Ball Shoe. Second quality canvas $1.50
No. 5. Third quality canvas Shoe 1.00

OXFORD TIE BASE BALL SHOE

No. 4. Oxford Tie Base Ball Shoe, Low cut, canvas $2.00

SPALDING'S SHOE PLATES.

We have experienced more difficulty in the manufacture of a Shoe Plate
than any other article that goes to make up a ball player's outfit, but at
last we are prepared to offer something that will give the player
satisfactory service.

No. 3-0. Spalding's Extra Special Hand Forged Steel Plates,
polished and plated, per pair, $0.75
No. 2-0. Spalding's Hand Forged Steel Heel Plates, per pair, .50
No. 0. Spalding's Tempered Steel Shoe Plate, made of imported
steel, and warranted not to bend or break; put up with
screws. .50
No. 1. Professional Steel Shoe Plate, similar in shape per
and style to the No. 0 Plate, put up with screws pair .25
No. 2. Amateur Steel Shoe Plate, put up with screws per
pair .15