1925 Wilson catalog, rare Babe Ruth baseball glove golf
Here is a 1925 Thomas E. Wilson & Company Athletic Equipment Spring & Summer catalog or catalogue. The main office was in Chicago, Illinois. The catalog measures 6" x 8" and has 64 pages plus the covers. The catalog has BASEBALL AS ITS MAIN FOCUS AND ALSO HAS GOLF, TENNIS, SWIMSUITS, TROPHIES AND TRACK & FIELD ITEMS. There are 29 pages of the catalog that cover baseball & softball equipment, including 16 pages of baseball gloves and mitts. The top line catchers mitt was the model 507 endorsed by Ray Schalk. The other endorsed catchers mitt was by Harry "Hank" Gowdy. The two top line 1st basemans mitts were endorsed by Charles "Lefty" Grimm and Ray Grimes. The top line baseball glove was the model 650 Bull Dog Professional model. The catalog includes a very rare BABE RUTH signature model 605 sewn in web white leather glove that sold for $6.50 when the top line glove sold for $7.50. Other glove endorsers were Harry Heilman and Charlie Hollacher. There is one page of baseball bats including a Dave Robertson endorsed bat. There are 5 pages of baseballs, playground balls, indoor balls, etc. Included is an American League ball (although I'm pretty sure this was not the official AL baseball). Other balls included the Bounder, Rocket,King of the Diamond and the Rounding Ball. There are 2 pages of catchers masks, chest protectors and shin guards. There are 2 pages of baseball uniforms. There is a one page ad for John McGraw's The Science of Baseball book. There are 5 pages of golf balls, clubs, bags, etc. There are 12 pages of tennis rackets, balls and equipment. 3 pages of track & field items. Three pages of mens & womens swimsuits. Two pages of nice looking vintage trophies. NO LACROSSE items. The cover is still intact. The back cover is also in color and shows a female tennis player playing in a white dress. The pages are intact inside, show some wear. Note that there is an up and down crease through the middle of the catalog from being folded a bit at one time. SOLD AS IS.
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