Baseball Catcher Chest Protector

2017 Mar 21

Nationality: USA – US Army

Year/time: World War II (1939-1945)

Shared by: Bertrand F.

In detail:  This fleece canvas protector is a catcher’s chestpiece, a key post during a Baseball game. This sport is popular and very popular in the ranks of the US Army. Soldiers like to have fun and have fun between brothers in arms. This Rawlings brand (a sporting equipment brand still in existence today) has the particularity of being a regulatory model of the army, recognizable by the inscription “Special Services US ARMY” stamped. This is a rare version commissioned by the US Army’s entertainment service.


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