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Postby This is the year » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:42 pm

My primary baseball glove just bit the dust, and I've recently been using a terrible backup that's going to fall apart any day now. I was wondering if anyone here had any advice about what brand/model they've had good experience with. I want to get a Nokona, but it might not be in the budget at the moment. I'll probably end up spending about $50. How can I maximize the quality I get for my dollar? I play catch or sandlot baseball about three times a week, so a durable brand would be ideal.

Alternatively, does anyone here have a used glove for a lefty thrower (right-handed glove) that they'd be willing to sell to a good home for a decent price? Please post or PM me if you do.

Thanks in advance guys, I'll be checking up on this thread very frequently
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:12 pm

South paw eh... I'd go to like a sports store and just try them on.

I have a Kelly Custom Glove...its sweet was like 130$ But I'm a righty
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:44 pm

I have an Easton but it runs anywhere from $65-$95 from what I've seen and I use it as an infielder's glove. It also hase a gel pad built in near the palm so you barely even feel the ball hit the glove, and it breaks in very easily:

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I'd recommend just going out to Sports Authority or Modells and seeing what they have, usually they have some reasonable ones that'll work well, and it'll be easier to find a lefty glove in person most likely. I've seen some gloves that are like pre-broken in (Wilson or Mizuno maybe, can't remember), for low prices which are also a good buy.

I also have a different Easton glove, an outfielding one that I don't really use but it's for righties... otherwise it's barely used and in good shape.
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Postby This is the year » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:11 am

bump....anyone else? :-o
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Postby AT » Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:35 pm

MMoNeY24 wrote:I have an Easton but it runs anywhere from $65-$95 from what I've seen and I use it as an infielder's glove. It also hase a gel pad built in near the palm so you barely even feel the ball hit the glove, and it breaks in very easily:

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I'd recommend just going out to Sports Authority or Modells and seeing what they have, usually they have some reasonable ones that'll work well, and it'll be easier to find a lefty glove in person most likely. I've seen some gloves that are like pre-broken in (Wilson or Mizuno maybe, can't remember), for low prices which are also a good buy.

I also have a different Easton glove, an outfielding one that I don't really use but it's for righties... otherwise it's barely used and in good shape.


That's a mighty nice glove. I'm a righty and I've been playing softball for 4 years with a 20 year old spalding that's tied together with shoelaces in some places. I keeps it real.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Wed Jul 13, 2005 3:08 pm

MMoNeY24 wrote:I have an Easton but it runs anywhere from $65-$95 from what I've seen and I use it as an infielder's glove. It also hase a gel pad built in near the palm so you barely even feel the ball hit the glove, and it breaks in very easily:

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I'd recommend just going out to Sports Authority or Modells and seeing what they have, usually they have some reasonable ones that'll work well, and it'll be easier to find a lefty glove in person most likely. I've seen some gloves that are like pre-broken in (Wilson or Mizuno maybe, can't remember), for low prices which are also a good buy.

I also have a different Easton glove, an outfielding one that I don't really use but it's for righties... otherwise it's barely used and in good shape.

That's the one I've got. I think I got it for $65 at Sport Chalet. You could probably find it cheaper if you shopped around. I love that glove, but every person has different taste. Go try them on, that's the only way to know for sure.
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Postby HAC Wolves » Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:29 pm

if ur lookin cheap then what they showed you or a mizuno franchise series glove works but i love my Mizuno Pro Elite GZ15 its last years model. sickest glove ever. only problem is that it cost me 200 bucks
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Postby RyanK » Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:36 pm

I have a nokona, and like it alot, was worth the money, 5 years ago, granted i had a 3 year hiatis from baseball.. If i was a lefty i have two old gloves id sell you, but im a righty, sorry.

Id say if you are looking used and have a play it again sports around or somethihng that sells used stuff check that out, they usualyl have good gloves that werent used very long


if you think your gonna be playing ball for a few more years look at spending 65-90 on that easton glove mentioned above, its a sturdy glove worth the money
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