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.