Used baseball gloves
Used baseball gloves are actually a very good option when considering buying another glove. But a lot depends on what you are really looking for in another glove.
If you’re just looking for a secondary one to wear sometimes instead of your best glove or favorite glove, then you really should consider finding and buying a used baseball glove. Maybe your current glove is nearing the end and you want to wear it until it finally “dies” and only needs a backup in case this current glove breaks during a game. Or, you may be older now and came across the same glove you used to wear in high school or college and just couldn’t resist buying it … nostalgia. Whatever the reason, a used glove can be a great option to save money and time.
However, if you are out of season and you really want a new glove and have time to start wearing it, then you can give it a try and get a new one!
Some of the advantages of buying a used glove:
- They can be very low cost … depending on where you find and buy them.
- They may already be installed and ready to use right away.
- They are low risk because if you lose them or they break very badly, you have not lost a lot of money.
Some of the disadvantages of buying a used glove:
- It may not have the same “glamor” to you as a new one. This may not even be a problem for you.
- It may not break exactly as your hand likes it. Although you can still play well with it, you may notice that it doesn’t exactly feel right in your hand.
- You may risk breaking the laces if the laces are not in very good shape, even though the leather of the glove is in good condition. However, these laces can be replaced immediately after glove purchase if you think they will be a problem.
How do you choose a used glove?
This is pretty straightforward. Just find one that doesn’t have any major rips in the leather (no laces). Major tears in the leather are difficult to repair, you will probably need to find a person who can sew and repair the leather. Better to stay away from gloves with rips and rips on the leather. Also, the eyelets (the small round pieces of metal that the laces pass through) should not break from the leather or be missing entirely.
The laces, on the other hand, can be replaced. Don’t pass up a good glove if you see that only some of the laces need to be replaced. You can learn to do that … it’s just a matter of sitting down and doing it.
In short, find a glove that:
- It may just need cleaning and conditioning. This is easy. Cleans dirt and conditions leather. You will be surprised how leather looks and feels even for a glove that looked pretty bad when you found it.
- You may only need to replace some leather laces. Although this may not be easy at first for some people, once you learn how to put on a glove yourself, this is no longer a problem. In fact, it may turn out to be a real gem once a bit of tightening and adjustment has been done … basically a little repair to a baseball glove.
Where do you find used baseball gloves?
There are many different places and ways to find them, but these are my top three:
Used sporting goods stores
You may have some used sporting goods stores near you. If you visit these places from time to time, you can find some pretty good used gloves at reasonable prices. Even the ones the store doesn’t deem all that good are actually pretty good once a little cleaning, conditioning, and necessary repairs are done.
You can find a wide variety of used gloves on Ebay. The photos that people take for their sales pages are very good and you can see what type you are getting and its general condition. The downside is, as always with Ebay, it’s the shipping costs. You have to consider this when you find a glove on Ebay.
Yard sales can be the best places to find and buy used baseball gloves. This is because generally you can get really good prices at garage sales and there are no outrageous shipping costs to pay.
So if you are considering finding and buying another baseball glove, remember that a used glove can look pretty bad at first, but with a little cleaning, conditioning, and a few repairs if needed, you can have a great looking baseball glove. good. , it feels good and is already installed. And the best part? It won’t cost that much money at all.