I love to scour the internet for unique baseball gear, be it on-field or memorabilia. I want to share with you some of the interesting items I’ve found over the past few weeks. We’ve got 3 categories: Budget Buys, Mid-Tier Snipes, and Grail Status Items. With a range of prices, you don’t always have to spend top dollar to get the swag you are looking for.
Budget Buys (Up to $150)
Set on the face of the wristband is that unforgettable Jordan Jumpman logo beside Jimmy’s exclusive “J-Ro11” PE logo.
These Nike Pro Show Elite batting gloves are clean. Affixed on the Velcro fastener, is Alex’s iconic AROD swingman logo. On the stretchy wrist strap is Alex’s number 13. Located on the palm of the left glove and the thumb of the right glove are additional padded supports in order to aid shock absorption. This is one of my favorite pieces on this list.
Mid-Tier Snipes ($150-$500)
Here’s a red, white, and black colorway of the Nike Huarache 2KFilth, a throwback cleat we covered in a previous video with Stephen a few seasons ago. Imprinted on the front of the cleat is Stephen’s daughter’s footprints all around the base of the upper.
On the tongue is Strasburg’s last name, along with both of his grandfathers’ initials as seen on his Nike SHA DO Elite pitching glove. On the heels facing outward, as well as located in the cleat insert, are Stephen’s last name and number– to make sure his cleats stick out from the rest.
Kris Bryant’s take on the Boost Icon V is a showstopper. A loud blue and red upper sit atop the white Boost peeking through. Just above the Boost on the back of the heel is Bryant’s KB17 logo. (See Bryant’s WPW locker.)
On the top of the tongue is KB’s number 17 and signature stitched into the fabric. His signature is also printed on the cleat’s inserts.
Grail Status Items ($500 and up)
This 11.5-inch Rawlings Heart of the Hide model, with black leather, brown lacing, with white stitching and welting was DJ’s go-to for most of his career. With his name across the thumb and the red Rawlings logos to boot, this is such a cool piece to have in a collection for all baseball fans.
My favorite part of Jeter’s classic glove is the Turn2 palm stamp with DJ whipping it to first.
Being a Jordan Brand athlete definitely has its perks, and Mookie really took full advantage this time around. Mookie wore these cleats in his last games with the Red Sox.
Far and away, the best aspect of this particular pair of cleats is the colorway.
What’d we miss? Let us know in the comments… good ones will be featured in our next “eBay Snipes” feature.