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Cool Way to Put a Name on a Baseball Glove?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Definitely, Aug 5, 2012.


  1. Definitely

    Definitely Banned

    Just picked up one of the new Rawlings 125th Anniversary series baseball gloves, and I'd like to put my name on it somehow (other than writing with a Sharpie). It has the "Individually Handcrafted No. 268" branded inside the thumb but I'd like my name on it. It's a very dark brown so I was thinking along the lines of embroidery or branding but I'd like to hear some TB'ers' ideas on how to do it. Also I don't know where to get my own branding equipment or where to get it embroidered if i'ts even possible. Thanks all! Here's the glove: http://www.homerunsports.info/rawlings-125th-heart-hide-dual-core-p-27759.html
    I was sick of googling and so I came here automatically :D.
     
  2. sandmangeck

    sandmangeck

    Jul 2, 2007
    Colorado
    I would do the sharpie. It would seem to have more meaning for me.
     
  3. Write your name on it using a soldering iron or wood burner tool.
     
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  4. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Take it to a tattoo artist. They can do any lettering/graphics you want and you'll be the only one with a tattooed baseball glove.
     
  5. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    Magnifying glass and the sun
     
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  6. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I like this!
     
  7. Definitely

    Definitely Banned

    Could you actually do that to leather? I mean it's cow "skin" so it makes sense...
     
  8. Definitely

    Definitely Banned

    This was my first thought, as long as it doesn't come out too black.
     
  9. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    That's an interesting idea. Potentially expensive, but very interesting.
     
  10. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    I don't see why not. They tattoo grapefruits while apprenticing.
     
  11. skychief

    skychief

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    Thats how we did it 50 years ago. All the kids had their names or initials burned onto their gloves with a soldering iron.
     
  12. droppedurpocket

    droppedurpocket

    Nov 11, 2011
    Plano, TX
    That is a great idea!
     
  13. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Somehow I doubt this would work like you think.
     
  14. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    I can't give an expert opinion but I'm almost certain it would work. Talk to a tattoo artist.
     
  15. Definitely

    Definitely Banned

    The leather could be too tough and thick. That Heart of the Hide leather is one of the thickest they make. I think it could also be very expensive.
     
  16. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    So...who's gonna ask the tattoo artist?
     
  17. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    1) Invent and register your own brand

    2) Have a branding iron made in small scale

    3) Heat the iron; brand the glove

    After that, you can use the iron on steaks, burgers, chicken and turkeys - all of them stamped with your manly brand!
     
  18. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    This crossed my mind too. Just wasn't sure where one can get one made.
     
  19. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    Nice one emor
     

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