Baseball Glove Repair

Rawlings GJ27?

 

This glove was brought to me by a woman who used it in High School in the early 80's, maybe late 70's.  The lacing in the fingers and web was broken, dry and very weak.  The glove's leather overall was dry and dull looking.  This was all that was wrong with the glove - no major rips and good holes yet for the leather laces. 

The following pictures show how well the glove "cleaned up".  New black lacing was strung in the fingers and web areas and conditioning brought out colors in the leather that I didn't really expect.  This was one of the best looking gloves after relacing and restoration that I've seen.

The name of the owner was written in black marker years ago.  I was able to remove it in a few pictures but in one picture I just covered it with a tan oval.  Oh well.

 

 

Before - Whole Glove

 

 

 

After - Whole Glove

 

 

 

Before - Back Fingers - Dry Leather

 

 

 

After - Back Fingers - Restored Color and Softness

 

 

 

Before - Dry Leather - Faded Color

 

 

 

After - Restored Color and Softness

 

 

 

Before - Dry, Dull Leather and Old Lacing

 

 

 

After - Restored Color and Softness - New Black Lacing

 

 

 

Before - Web - Dry, Dull Leather and Old, Broken Lacing

 

 

 

After - Web - Restored Color and Softness - New Black Lacing

 

 

 

Before - Web/Thumb Joint - Broken Laces - Old, Weak Lacing

 

 

After - Restored Color and Softness - New Black Lacing

 

 

 

Before - Fingers - Dry, Dull Leather and Old, Weak Lacing

 

 

 

After - Fingers - Restored Color and Softness - New Black Lacing

 

 

 

After - Fingers/Web Joint - New Black Lacing

 

 

 

After - Top of Web - Restored Color and Softness - New Black Lacing

 

 

 

After - Restored Color and Softness

New Black Lacing in Fingers and Web

 

 

That's it! A little Baseball Glove Repair completed!