Baseball gloves can be dated by the style of the web. Styles may have been continued to be made into different eras but, in general the web can be dated to that era. We style include: full webs, tunnel loop, H-Web, and weaved. I'm not familiar with this Wilson Model, and would have to see it to help. If the Glove has a player endorsement it could aid in the dating of the glove. If the glove you have is a split finger glove (no lacing between the fingers) chances are it is a glove made before the 1950's. There are split finger gloves that were made into the 50's but are few. See Related Links below for a guide for Dating Gloves.
Nokona put out the Cal Abrams model G50 baseball glove in the early 1950s.
It depends on the model you buy but all higher end models are leather.
Rawlings HH model or Harvey Haddix. The glove now resides in the Baseball HOF.
I found a Wilson model 1622 two fingered baseball glove that was made during the 1950's. See Related Links below for a guide to help date your vintage baseball glove. Gloves can be dated by the style of the web. Styles may have continued to be made after the dates stated but in general the web can be dated to that era. Until the late 1940's fielders gloves had no lacing between the fingers. These gloves are referred to as "Spit finger" Gloves. Most gloves between 1950 -1960 have lacing between the finger although you will find an occasional split finger. The full web triple tunnel style dominates this era.
Check out youtube and you can see gloves being made. I love the videos on Akadema glove making...pretty cool stuff.
The Prorv23 baseball glove is a glove made by Rawlings and is designed especially for professional baseball players. It's nickname is "The Heart of the Hide".
Sure. A softball glove is made of the same materials that a baseball glove is made of (high grade leather). They need time to be broken in. Oiling the glove will help with this process.
As baseball was developed in the United States, so was the equipment used. The first recorded instance of any player using a baseball glove was in Cincinnati in 1869, when Red Stockings player Doug Allison had a glove made for him by a local saddle maker. Some equipment such as catchers shinguards were modeled after a cricketer's leg pads but, the baseball glove, USA made.
The a1000 is just another model of gloves made by wilson. They are supposed to be the best one out there but I see all gloves the same and I have been playing for years.
Leather. Usually calfskin. It's softer and more flexible.