Nokona gloves are used in baseball and softball. They have been manufacturing the gloves since 1934 in Nocona, Texas. They also sell bats and accessories.
No, not at all, Franklin specializes in Batting Gloves, if you are looking for a good quality glove, then I would suggest brands such as Wilson (A2K), Rawlings (Pro Preferred), Mizuno (Pro Limited), Nokona (American Pro). Gloves are as most things in the sense that you get what you pay for, so a quality glove will cost anywhere from $150 to $400, I am a middle infielder and I currently use a 11 inch Nokona American Pro AMG1100WMT, it is a beautiful glove and it was only $175.00.
Many of the baseball gloves are worth prices close to $200. The exact amount will depend upon the age of the glove and its condition.
12 inch gloves can be used for fast pitching and slow pitching. Some of the better brands are Mizuno, Rawlings, Nokona, Wilson,and Easton.
Akadema Inc. and Nokona only glove manufacturers in the USA. The art of making a baseball gloves is extemely difficult. I suggest contacting one of the companies if you are curious. www.akademapro.com www.nocono.com
I am not completely sure about the glove you mention but I can tell you that I found a glove that was auctioned off on huntauction.com that stated it was a Nokona model BM82 right handed throw with a Joe Jackson signature stamp on the right side in very good condition. The high bid was $325.00. The original Nokona gloves were made in the 1940s, well after Joe Jackson ended his career. There is in fact some speculation that they were the signature glove of another Joe Jackson. Many Nokona gloves carried the stamped endorsements of minor league or local Texas league players. An identical Joe Jackson glove was made in the 1990s by Nokona to supply the growing nostalgia market. I would say an old Nokona is worth about $125.00 tops, while the newer repro about $30.00 - $70.00 Its a quality glove, made in the USA( only 2% of all gloves are still made here), and its made to last. I have 1930 Nokonas that look brand new. Now, if were talking a Joe Jackson signature glove that was issued during the teens and early 20s were talking $1,500 to $20,000 priced to condition accordingly.
no they were to expensive
Like any quality glove the top end ones are quite stiff when new and require patience to be broken in properly. Long term the effort pays off with a long lasting glove that keeps its structure for many years. The Insignia gloves are almost identical to the Nokona's with which they share a past history. Those familiar with the Nokona Turf series made for Sports Authority should know that they are made at that old facility by many of the same craftsmen that crated those mitts.
I think Adidas ultimate goalkeeper gloves are THE best gloves but they are expensive. If you don`t have much money buy Adidas Allround
there is T-ball, Soft ball and even cricket is a "form" of baseball