The Best Baseball Glove Wallets
Taking something old and worthless and turning it into something attractive and expensive is one of those glorious transformations that you long to see. Baseball Gloves are no different from this. As the name suggests Baseball Glove Wallets are wallets made from old, used, and worn out Baseball Gloves.
Baseball glove wallets have actually become very popular in the last 10 years so many different stores have set up their own take on how to transform a glove into a wallet with style, and functionality. Using and recycling a material that would usually end up in the trash is another great aspect to wallets such as this as it helps reduce waste and have the environment as no new materials are being created. Leather, for example, is a trade that is highly unsustainable so purchasing a wallet made from old baseball glove is a sure-fire way to do something to help the cause. Let’s go through the different brands which offer some of the best Baseball wallets on the market today.
The most premium brand on this list Fielder’s Choice creates some of the best and most attractive baseball wallets on the market only using Vintage Gloves from a time gone by. The range of different wallet styles you can choose from is great including a bifold, trifold, card case, or money clip wallet.
Each wallet is handmade using full-grain steerhide leather with a gold leaf embossed logo to really add to its premium look and feel. So what sort of price will a wallet like this cost you? The cheapest wallet in the collection – the classic card case – would set you back $95.00 with the dearest wallet priced at $145.00 (the trifold wallet).
Usually, I like to complain about how overly expensive wallets came to be, but in the case of Fielder;’s choice, I have to disagree. When a wallet is made out of scarce materials it usually drives the price us as the cost of materials for the manufacturer is much higher. You also can’t fault the craftsmanship of these wallets which have been made to perfection. For more information on the wallet click the link below.
Holtz Baseball Wallets
Another great example of a baseball wallet. Although these wallets don’t have the same premium feel as the Fielder’s range but have a great variety of small wallets at a slightly more affordable price tag. I also found the Holtz wallets function slightly better as good wallets, compared to others that put more emphasis on the material and uniqueness of that than how it actually functions as a wallet.
The designs are more innovative and have some great features that the other wallets on this list don’t have. The leather is also thicker in quality which gives it a more durable and tactile feel in the hand. My favorite is the Colossus of clout (great name) that is slim in size and has a great capacity for up to 12 cards.
The price of the Holtz range is still costy coming in at $100.00 for the cheapest and $65.00 for the most expensive. I’d say that these wallets aren’t as good as the Fielder’s but that’s open to debate. I love both brands and each does a great job of creating a wallet with individual charm. For more information on the Holtz range of wallets click the link below.
When it Was a Game
These wallets are probably the most into when it comes to design. Although they are designed like typical bifold it’s the actual patternation or graphic on the material which makes then standard out. Not only this but these guys create the whole wallet out of the glove. This gives you a distinctive look and feels to the wallet such as the classic stitching gloves have.
My favorite design is the Stan Musial Money clip wallet which has a full print of Stan himself with his signature on the reverse side. It’s this type of innovation of creativity in wallet creation that I love and it’s a fantastic opportunity to get a piece of history in the style of a classy minimalist wallet.
The handcrafted nature of these wallets makes them seem a little clumsy at times but I think that’s to be expected. If anything I think this adds to the rustic charm of the wallets and the naivety in their design adds to the entire aesthetics of a baseball wallet such as this.
The pricing reflects this though being the most expensive range of this list. Again, you’re not going to beat the quality and premium feel of some of the other wallets mentioned on this list but they do give them a run for their money with their awesome designs. For more information on these great range of wallets click the link below.
DCraft Designs are a Baseball Wallet manufacturer only available through Etsy. In terms of designs, DCraft’s have some of the most vibrant and stunning appearances to them. An example of this can be seen in the image above that not only includes leather from the glove but also the Rawlings patch and multi-colored stitching. This gives a more authentic look in my opinion, with a real vintage and antique vibe compared to others on this list. These wallets are just made by one single person so they have the charm and rugged exterior you’d expect.
Finally, DCraft’s do something very cool, where if you own a vintage style glove you can send it directly to them and they’ll repurpose it for you (although it’s unclear what the cost of this is). Starting at a price tag of around $60.00 and ranging as high as $90.00 DCraft’s are probably my favorite pick for an individual style. Their range isn’t as extensive as others (only really offering small minimalist style wallets), but being handmade by one man I expect you could ask for a custom layout or order. For more information on the range of Baseball Glove Wallets by DCraft’s check their Etsy page using the link below.
Money Mitts are creating some of the most authentic baseball glove wallets. While certain brands on this list use a combination of baseball glove leather and other materials Money Mitts are on point in only using recycled baseball gloves in the entire of their wallets. Money Mitts also use a variety of highly vintage leather. One example of this includes their 1970s Cincinnati Reds wallet that showcases the vintage age of such a design in all its rustic glory.
Money Mitts create their wallets on a so-called ‘mitt by mitt’ basis. This means wallets are made as they are collected by the brand meaning each and every wallet is unique to the baseball glove that’s used. The downside to this, and the fact each and every wallet is handmade, is the prices of these wallets are higher than many on this list. Coming in at a starting price of near $100.00 and reaching a high of $249.99 makes Money Mitts one of the most expensive on this list. For more information check out their current offing using the link below.
Major League Leathers
Based in New York, Major League Leather creates a huge array of apparel related to recycled baseball gloves. With standard wallets being available, they also provide the likes of watch straps, and key chains all designed in an attractive and vibrant choice of baseball glove leather. In terms of their wallet, Major League Leathers have a design that is highly distinctive compared to others on this list.
This is down to its minimalist design and interesting patternation thanks to the weave stitching design and choice of logo that sits center stage on the front of the wallet. In terms of functionality, this wallet can store up to 10 cards easily in a stacking mechanism with enough room for additional cash if needed. At a price tag of around $85.00, the Major League Leathers wallet is a decent price and well worth it in my opinion. For more information discover their etsy page by clicking the link below.
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