Purely for entertainment purposes, let’s take a look at some of the most expensive baseball gloves on the market, Analyzing them like we have with all the other gloves out there, but putting an asterisk next to each one due to its price. Sure, we would all love a glove like this. But unfortunately, most of us, including myself, don’t have this sort of money to throw on a baseball glove. Quality is definitely important when choosing a glove, but these gloves take things to an entirely new level. Note that some of these gloves will be available on the market, but others are simply collectors items and are not for commercial buyers. Time to take a look.
Perhaps the nicest handmade glove out there, Nokona is highly praised for its structure and its lightweight material. Made from kangaroo leather, the Bloodline Pro glove is one of the finest, strongest leather woven gloves available. Designed for infielders, this 11.75″ inch glove is a thing of beauty. Nearly half a grand in cost, you get what you pay for with this bad boy. Re-engineered with a newer interior padding system which provides superior structure, this glove has magnificent ball control and balance in the palm. With an H-web and traditional open style back, the Nokona Bloodlines series is a one of a kind glove at a price that would give me nightmares.
- Kangaroo leather
- Made in the USA
- Highly structured
- Extremely lightweight
- Durability for a lifetime
- Ball control through the charts
- Strong interior and exterior foundation
The Mizuno Pro Limited first base mitt is quality taken to the extremes. Made from only the finest craftsmanship, the Mizuno Pro provides the finest material incorporated with makers who go up and beyond to give players the most electric first base glove yet. The lining is made from Shika material – in other words, elite deerskin – which provides players with max comfort. Recommended for the serious player, Mizuno’s most finest first base glove is driven by speed drive technology. The perfect balance between reaction and speed, the Pro Limited will change your game, at the cost of your wallet.
- Deguchi Kip Leather – Tighter fibers, proprietary tanning provide perfectly conditioned leather that is stronger than previous Mizuno Pros
- Shika Palm Lining – Elite deerskin palm lining that provides the ultimate in soft feel
- Speed Drive Technology – Gloves perfectly balanced by position to provide the fastest reaction/best response possible
- Glove bag included
Constructed with the most premiere European leather, the Rawlings Gold Glove Collection is a flawless design featuring a two-piece web, fitting for a pitcher. A 12″ inch model, Rawlings includes Opti-Core technology into the palm giving users layers of padding for a custom fit, added protection, and even extra longevity for the lifespan of the glove. The glove is cut, shaped, and assembled by a single master craftsman throughout the entire making. The glove is only 20% factory break in too, meaning it’s up to you to shape the glove to your liking.
- Made from European leather for supple, soft feel
- Two-piece closed web
- Beautifully structured
- Superb quality
- Shape it how you please
Lyons spent 21 seasons in the Majors from 1923-1946. He played his entire career with the Chicago White Sox and even managed them briefly from 1946-1948. A Hall of Fame pitcher, Lyons signed this in 1946 writing “Best Wishes” on the pinky of the glove. For nearly two grand, this can be yours.
A career made up of 19 seasons the the Bigs, Rivera was a 13x All-Star for the New York Yankees. A 5x World Series Champion, Rivera holds the MLB record for saves. The greatest closer of all time has signed this glove with his name, and trade mark “Enter Sandman” as well as 99 WS MVP on the inside. For $2,299.99, you’ll have a piece of history.
A 3x NL MVP, Musial played his entire 22 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals as an outfielder and a first baseman. A 24x All-Star between his playing career and managing career, Musial is tied with greats Hank Aaron and Willie Mays for the most All-Star appearances. From the 1950’s, the glove is signed by Musial and can be yours for nearly $1,500.
Now a free agent, Victorino was a key cog in the lineup, and as an outfielder for multiple World Series Championships. Nicknamed “The Flyin’ Hawaiian”, he is a 2x All-Star and World Series Champion. This a glove from 2007, worth nearly $2,000.