Baseball Glove Repair

Rawlings H2500

This glove had a lot of wear and tear showing. It wasn't as dry as some as the gloves that I've fixed up, but it was dry and had a lot of wear marks on the leather, especially on the one side and also on the tips of the fingers.

It was also hard to tell if this was a little bit of a maroon glove or just brown or chocolate. The color was definitely faded. I figured I'd try to match the glove color as best as possible with maroon or chocolate lace, but if none of that worked I'd resort to the universal lace color...Black!

As usual with gloves that have never been conditioned or at least not in a very long time, this glove had laces that were dry, cracking and broken. There were typical breaks in the web that had to be repaired as the glove was not usuable because of these breaks. The finger laces were marginal. They could have been left alone...maybe just tightened up and conditioned with the glove. However, these are so easy to replace I almost always replace them if I have to relace a web, which was required on this glove. It looks a lot better and the fingers are nice and tight again...no big gaps between them.

So this was the plan for this glove, to fix the web, relace the fingers and clean and condition the heck out of the leather.

And as you can see from the pictures below, the glove turned out pretty good. It could be used again if needed, but I'm guessing it will just be a nostalgic piece of conversation somewhere. Incidently, the lace used was chocolate...and it's a little darker from the conditioner. It will, over time, lighten up.

 

 

 

Before - Dry Leather - Very Dry Lacing

Before - Dry Leather - Very Dry Lacing

 

 

 

After - Conditioned Glove Leather And Lacing

After - Conditioned Glove Leather And Lacing

 

 

 

Before - Dry and Worn Leather

Before - Dry and Worn Leather

 

 

 

After - Conditioned, Soft Leather

After - Conditioned, Soft Leather

 

 

 

Before - Dry Leather - Stretched Finger Laces - Broken Web Lacing

Before - Dry Leather - Stretched Finger Laces - Broken Web Lacing

 

 

 

After - Conditioned, Web Repaired and New Finger Lacing

After - Conditioned, Web Repaired and New Finger Lacing

 

 

 

Before - Broken Web Lacing - Very Dry/Worn Finger Lacing

Before - Broken Web Lacing - Very Dry/Worn Finger Lacing

 

 

 

After - Web and Finger Lacing Repaired and Conditioned

After - Web and Finger Lacing Repaired and Conditioned

 

 

 

Before - Broken Web Lacing

Before - Broken Web Lacing

 

 

 

After - Web Lacing Repaired

After - Web Lacing Repaired

 

 

 

 

 

Before - Dry, Broken Web Lacing

Before - Dry, Broken Web Lacing

 

 

 

After - Repaired Web Lacing

After - Repaired Web Lacing

 

 

Before - Broken Web Lacing

Before - Broken Web Lacing

 

 

After - Repaired Web Lacing

After - Repaired Web Lacing

 

 

 

 That's It! Baseball Glove Repair Completed!