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Posted 7 years ago


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The inside of this glove has wrote on it JL Higgins and Sears and Roebuck & co with the number 1629. I think it was from before 1959, but not sure and is there a market for these things.


  1. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    It's actually JC higgins...
    John Higgins began working for Sears in 1898 as the manager of the headquarters' office bookkeepers and retired as company comptroller in 1930.
    "John Higgins" the employee became "J.C. Higgins" the brand name during a discussion in 1908 among Sears' executives of possible names for a new line of sporting goods. At this point, the story gets a bit murky, but Higgins' name was suggested and John Higgins consented to Sears use his name. Since he did not have a middle initial, Sears added the "C." In 1908, the Western Sporting Goods Company in Chicago began putting J.C. Higgins on baseballs and baseball gloves sold in Sears catalogs. By 1910, the J.C. Higgins trademark was extended to cover footballs and basketballs. Later, the popularity of the Higgins brand—combined with the wider participation of American youth in sports—led Sears to place tennis equipment, soccer balls, volleyballs, boxing equipment and baseball uniforms in the J.C. Higgins line. By the 1940s, J.C. Higgins represented all Sears fishing, boating and camping equipment. After the Second World War, Sears consolidated all sporting goods under the J.C. Higgins brand name and added it to a line of luggage. The J.C. Higgins brand disappeared shortly after Sears introduced the Ted Williams brand of sporting and recreation goods in 1961. Is there any other signature on it, of a famous baseball player? There is a model 1624 glove from the 1950s, so I would say your age estimate is accurate.
  2. chillydate chillydate, 7 years ago
    No famous baseball players name, just my uncles name and address wrote on I guess you call it the part on your wrist. Thank you for the information.
  3. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    There is a market for these, a lot of old collectors that had these as a kid, or collectors that appreciate the "old days". Not sure of value. You're welcome.
  4. DMK678 DMK678, 7 years ago
    I Like.. I Like..
    Good To Meet You chillydate
    Thank You For Sharing
  5. mjkm90, 6 years ago
    It's called a trapper model glove and dates from the 50s to early 60s. Very common and little value in this condition.

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