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Shoeless Joe 1949 Golden Era Glove Review

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Hand crafted with 100% USA Steerhide leather, the Shoeless Joe 1949 Golden Era Glove  gives you the best of both worlds. Featuring a vintage, old school, unique design, this glove gives you an experience that is hard to replicate. At first glance, the glove seems like it belongs on an antique shelf, but don't be fooled by its appearance. After playing a few games of catch, I could gradually feel the leather molding to the shape of my hand in a way that is different from any modern era glove. There is a finger slot big designed to place your ring finer and pinky in, which forms a natural deep web pocket that traps the ball effortlessly. As you can hear in the video below, the glove make a profound pop on impact that leaves you no doubt you caught the ball in the sweet spot.

If you take a look at the bottom of the glove, you'll see there is an extra layer of padding that at first may seem a bit excessive, but if you take a closer look you can see that it naturally aids the creation of the deep pocket you will find in gloves from this era.

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