The Wagner Lemon Baseball
is back-ordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.
The Wagner Lemon Ball is built in the style of the original lemon peel baseball. Each Wagner Lemon Ball is expertly crafted by hand in Glen Rock, New Jersey, to create an exceptionally beautiful baseball. With a softer core than today’s current baseball, the Wagner can be played with and enjoyed by kids and parents alike.
The Wagner Lemon Ball is designed with a collectible quality, but built to withstand the rigors of outdoor use. Made with full grain leather from the Horween Leather Company, the Wagner will develop a beautiful patina with use. Designed by a Cooperstown, New York native with years of baseball experience, and made with artisanal quality, the Wagner will be a welcome addition to any ball players collection.
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Know Thy Goods
Pre 1860 style baseball
Hand crafted in Glen Rock, New Jersey
Made with Premium, Full Grain Horween leather
Stitched with durable, blue waxed linen thread
Softcore ball is great for kids and adults
Collectible quality, but built for play
Honus Wagner was one of the greats. He played baseball for 21 years, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Known as the “Flying Dutchman” because of his excellent speed and German heritage, Wagner was a star shortstop who was inducted into the Cooperstown Hall of Fame in 1936. BaseballLibrary.com describes Wagner as “Bowlegged, barrel-chested, long-limbed... he was often likened to an octopus. When he fielded grounders, his huge hands also collected large scoops of infield dirt, which accompanied his throws to first like the tail of a comet”. Wagner was gritty, unrelenting, and tough. He had a knack for the game, which was developed as a youth, playing in a sandlot close to his house with his brothers. Honus Wagner lived and breathed baseball and is a fitting name for an expertly crafted ball.
Here's The Story
What do you get when you cross a former photo editor for Major League Baseball and an avid leather craftsman? You get a fun and zany company that crafts some of the finest sports balls and goods in America.
Paul Cunningham, the proprietor of Leather Head Sports, is a native son of Cooperstown, New York (home of The Hall of Fame of Major League Baseball), so it is no surprise that he has a passion for baseball and sports in general. A long time sports industry professional, Paul has had the opportunity of working with the greatest baseball photographers in the world. All of this sports experience and passion for the game has lead Paul to a passion of creating some special and unique leather goods.
Paul’s first run at creating his fine leather goods came when he founded Cunningham Classics, where he developed the Lemon Ball and Leather Head footballs. With a focus on old world craftsmanship and high attention to detail, Paul was fulfilling his dream and what he felt was his calling. Leather Head’s products are not your run of the mill footballs, baseballs, and other leather goods. Their products are not even your run of the mill upper end goods. Leather Head uses the finest leathers and materials available, and produce the best goods possible in their own shop in Glen Rock, New Jersey, using time tested practices and craftsmanship. The result are products so fantastic that are beautiful enough to encase in a display, but functional enough to play with every day. These are goods that are durable enough that your kids will be teaching their kids with the same balls.
When we asked Leather Head what’s makes their goods or processes unique, they replied:
All products are made by hand by skilled craftspeople....and we sprinkle magic dust on all of our balls during the production process. AND we keep a fully stocked bar, which sadly never gets used because we are too busy, but just knowing it’s there is enough. When we can, we like to test the spirals on the footballs. Of course, that's not an official process, the "testers" just like to have a little play time. We are a small tight knit group that loves to go work everyday.
Zany. Yes, but Leather Head is one of those rare companies that really love bringing the best products to those who really appreciate high quality, and have a blast doing it.