Billfold 3
$345.00
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This Negro League 100 Series Billfold was handcrafted from the leather of an authentic vintage Hank Thompson signature series baseball glove. It is one of thirteen Hank Thompson Billfolds in this Limited Edition collection.


The entire back panel and the two front card pockets on this Billfold were hand-cut from an authentic vintage Hank Thompson signature series baseball glove. We combined those pieces with a middle layer of premium quality full-grain steerhide to provide structure and durability for a functional everyday carry accessory.

For more info about Hank Thompson's Negro League career, these gloves, and how we made this wallet, see below.

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  • Approx. W 4" x H 3-¼”4 oz.
  • 80% Glove Leather (Back Wall & Front Panels), 20% Full-Grain Steerhide 
  • Gold Leaf Embossed Logo
  • Two Card Pockets + One Lengthwise Pocket For Bills
  • Includes Leather Conditioner 


FC Goods is proud to be donating 50% of all profit from this series to the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO.

The Negro League Career Of

How did a 17 year old Hank Thompson find himself playing alongside the likes of Satchel Paige, Willard Brown, Hilton Smith, and Buck O’Neil for the most prestigious Negro League team of his time, the Kansas City Monarchs?


Simple: Hank Thompson hit. And hit. And hit some more. It started right away, but by 1947 he was the Monarchs’ three-hitter as a 21 year old, on the way to a .310/.391/.485 lifetime Negro League slash line across four seasons. The lefty swinger played capable defense all over the field too: right field, second base, and shortstop in the Negro Leagues before settling in at third base in white baseball, where he became the 3rd black player in the modern era.

How We Made These Wallets

STEP 1

Source Rare, Vintage Signature Series Gloves

The gloves used for this Limited Edition series were some of the most difficult to find and expensive to acquire in the history of FC Goods. Because of the legendary names and the age of the gloves (no player in this series played past 1976, and most of these gloves are from the 60s and earlier), this was a challenge– but one we loved taking on.

STEP 2

HAND-CUT SWATCHES FROM EACH GLOVE

To celebrate the legends we’re featuring in this Limited Edition collection, our team made sure to maintain most or all of the player’s name from the glove in each hand-cut slice of glove leather so that every wallet in the series features that signature.

STEP 3

COMBINE WITH FULL-GRAIN STEERHIDE

FC Goods utilizes premium quality full-grain steerhide for the middle panel in every Limited Edition product to provide structural integrity and durable functionality.

STEP 4

MACHINE SEW EACH WALLET INDIVIDUALLY

With glove leather selected and cut, our team of leatherworkers craft each wallet with artisan-level attention to detail by sewing each wallet one-at-a-time.

STEP 5

STAMP WITH GOLD LEAF FC GOODS LOGO

No FC Goods wallet is complete until we stamp our logo in gold leaf foil into the final product. It’s the perfect accent to the wallet, and a symbol of the standard of craftsmanship to which we hold ourselves.

How We Made

These Wallets

STEP 1

Source Rare, Vintage Signature Series Gloves

The gloves used for this Limited Edition series were some of the most difficult to find and expensive to acquire in the history of FC Goods. Because of the legendary names and the age of the gloves (no player in this series played past 1976, and most of these gloves are from the 60s and earlier), this was a challenge– but one we loved taking on.

STEP 2

HAND-CUT SWATCHES FROM EACH GLOVE

To celebrate the legends we’re featuring in this Limited Edition collection, our team made sure to maintain most or all of the player’s name from the glove in each hand-cut slice of glove leather so that every wallet in the series features that signature.

STEP 3

COMBINE WITH FULL-GRAIN STEERHIDE

FC Goods utilizes premium quality full-grain steerhide for the middle panel in every Limited Edition product to provide structural integrity and durable functionality.

STEP 4

MACHINE SEW EACH WALLET INDIVIDUALLY

With glove leather selected and cut, our team of leatherworkers craft each wallet with artisan-level attention to detail by sewing each wallet one-at-a-time.

STEP 5

STAMP WITH GOLD LEAF FC GOODS LOGO

No FC Goods wallet is complete until we stamp our logo in gold leaf foil into the final product. It’s the perfect accent to the wallet, and a symbol of the standard of craftsmanship to which we hold ourselves.

Benefiting The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

FC Goods is proud to have joined over 90 other artists and brands in the baseball community for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Digital Art Show in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues. Click here to see the other excellent work in the show.

Includes Leather Conditioner

How to care for your FC Goods Wallet

We include premium leather conditioner with every Negro League 100 Series wallet purchase. Conditioning your wallet helps preserve the quality and history of its leather—aged by weekend double headers and late-night games of catch. The better you care for your wallet, the longer you’ll be able to carry that history with you.

DID YOU KNOW?

We also offer an option where we use a minimal piece of baseball glove leather. Check out The Classics.