Baseball Glove Repair

Akadema APM40

This catcher's mitt is a perfect example of how a little care can extend the life of a glove.  This glove is almost 2 years old and has been taken care of from the start.  It has regular cleanings and conditionings.  It feels and looks like a fairly new glove even though it's probably seen 150 games. 

 

The last game the glove saw this year was a fall ball game in the northeast.  It was a cold and rainy night game that was stopped after 5 1/2 innings because of the weather.

 

As you can see, the glove was wet and muddy.  This is also why 150 games in the northeast is different than 150 games in the southwest.  You can also see what a little work can do for the glove!

 

Before - Thumb Side

 

 

After - Thumb Side

 


 

 

 

Before - Outside Fingers

 

 

After - Outside Fingers

 


 

 

 

Before - Inside Bridge Lacing and Web

 

 

After - Inside Bridge Lacing and Web

 


 

 

 

Before - Bridge Lacing Wet and Muddy

 

 

After - Bridge Lacing Cleaned and Conditioned

 


 

 

 

Before Cleaning and Conditioning

 

 

After Cleaning and Conditioning

 


 

 

 

Before - Outside Web Lacing

 

 

After - Outside Web Lacing

 


 

 

 

Before - Inside Web and Pocket

 

 

After - Inside Web and Pocket

 

 

It's amazing what just a little cleaning and conditioning can do to a glove.  If you treat your glove with a lot of care from the day that you get it, it should last you a long, long time.

By the way, the APM40 is a great glove.  It has the best padding structure than many other popular, more expensive gloves.  I think it's built way better than the more expensive ones.  The web and pocket of these gloves are much more superior.  Check out their web site.

 

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