Exceedingly Rare Dizzy Dean Game Used and Autographed Glove w/Letter of Provenance & PSA LOA!
It is unusual to offer pre-war game used gloves that can be linked to a specific player. In order to do so, you must nail down two key factors. First, the glove needs to be the quality and style that would be used by the attributed player. Second, you must identify the provenance that details the gloves journey from the player to the collector over a multitude of decades. Offered here is a Spalding Professional model glove attributed to Hall of Fame pitching great Dizzy Dean. This example is a 1930's top of the line Spalding glove in which the Spalding button is in tact on the wrist band and the Spalding stamp is evident on the palm. The attribution to Dizzy Dean is based on its travels from famous sportswriter Fred Lieb to a collector who befriended him prior to his passing in 1980. Lieb was a noted sportswriter and baseball historian who was best known for being one of Lou Gehrig's closest friends, as well as coining the term "The House that Ruth Built" as a nickname for Yankee Stadium. A notarized letter from the collector describes his relationship with Mr. Lieb that began in 1973. After a few years of correspondence, Mr. Lieb sent the collector this glove as well as other game used items Mr. Lieb had collected during his many years spent in around the sport. What adds to the provenance of this particular glove is the beautiful, vintage fountain pen autograph of Dizzy Dean on the interior finger of the glove. Please note the photo style match that shows use of this particular model glove by Dean in the mid-1930's. The aforementioned information provides the necessary footing to attribute this glove to great Dizzy Dean. Game used gloves are exceedingly rare and extremely valuable...do not miss your opportunity to own one of baseball's true treasures!
Notarized letter from collector, PSA-DNA Full Letter, Letter From Original Owner, Photo Style Match, PSA-DNA Certificate
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