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Rawlings ‘Claw’ T70 Rudy York 1st Baseman Baseball Glove 12” Trapper Vntg 1940's For Sale

Rawlings ‘Claw’ T70 Rudy York 1st Baseman Baseball Glove 12” Trapper Vntg 1940's

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Rawlings ‘Claw’ T70 Rudy York 1st Baseman Baseball Glove 12” Trapper Vntg 1940's:

Rawlings ‘Claw’ T70 Rudy York 1st Baseman Baseball Glove 12” Trapper Vintage 1940’s

Vintage Rawlings "The Claw" T70 Baseball Glove

Believed to a be an early model, from the 1940’s, as it does not have the strap at the top of the web running from the thumb to the index finger….

Back has instructions stamped / printed on a glove or a mitt on how to wear it…

Commentary from the Web:

The Holy Grail of these gloves for many Trapper collectors is the big old T70RY (40's version). Designed for Rudy York and just huge… when compared to the T75 and T90. One-piece backs of all three of these models are also great finds.


Overall Good condition for a 65-70 year old glove…. All-original, as-found…

A bit stiff when found I have treated / softened with Lexol leather treatment…. Reasonably pliable now…

A few of the laces worn / broken… see photos.

Model stamping is very faint; I can make out ‘…70 RY’ which I assume is for Rudy York.

The Rudy York connection makes sense with the glove being found in metro Detroit, where he played most of his career.

Brand: Rawlings

Game Type: Baseball

Game Position: First Base

Glove 12"

Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

Rudy York

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

First baseman / Manager

Batting average .275

Home 277

7 x (1938, 1941–1944, 1946, 1947)

World Series champion (1945)

AL home run leader (1943)

AL RBI leader (1943)

Preston Rudolph York (August 17, 1913 – February 5, 1970) was a professional baseball player and manager. He played all or part of thirteen seasons in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers (1934, 1937–45), Boston Red Sox (1946–47), Chicago White Sox (1947) and Philadelphia Athletics (1948), primarily as a first baseman. York was born in Ragland, Alabama. He batted and threw right-handed.

With one-eighth Cherokee ancestry and less-than-perfect fielding abilities, York prompted one sportswriter to declare: "He is part Indian and part first baseman".

A rescue from an estate in metro Detroit….

Note: I am not an absolute expert on vintage baseball gear… if you know more or better let me know and I will correct the listing…


General Philosophy & Background: The items I am posting to are largely items pulled from ‘the basement’ or ‘the garage’ – interesting vintage/estate items that were too nice to trash or give to a rummage sale. I want/hope they find new homes with appreciative owners/collectors.While I know something about a number of areas of collectibles I am a ‘generalist’ and by no means an ‘expert’ in books, silver, ceramics, comic books and so forth. So while I try to describe them in some detail and provide representative photos you will not see them with specific condition grades. Photos are always of the actual item offered in the sale. Most of these items are used, vintage, so some wear is to be expected. Again, if I can detect any specific damage or repairs I will note them; my tendency is to emphasize negative condition issues. If you are a successful buyer and believe that the item is not as represented, let me know within 14 days, I will take it back and refund your money.

Terms & Conditions Terms: All items guaranteed as represented or money refunded if item is returned within 14 days in the same condition. Payment: PayPal is preferred (payment must clear before the item will be shipped). Payment is expected within 5 days. Please email me with any questions. Shipping: I prefer using the US Postal System - Priority Mail or Media Mail on books. See item description for calculating cost. Multiple purchases may be shipped together for savings. For very small or light-weight items (or very heavy), non-priority may be investigated as alternatives. International shipping only with prior approval. (I do not view/establish packing and shipping as my ‘profit center’. Most of the time I will ‘recycle’ boxes and packing material so that the cost of packing can be $1-3 – and the postage will be a pass thru cost (i.e., determined by the weight and distance). If an item is considered to be of great value or particularly fragile, the cost of insurance can be added as well (responsibility of the purchaser).

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