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The 70s

$295.00
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This 70s Series Billfold was crafted from the vintage leather of 1970s baseball gloves. It is one of 29 in this Limited Edition collection.


The entire back panel and the two front card pockets on this billfold were hand-cut from a 1970’s baseball glove, which means it has been aged with the patina that can only come from 40-50 years of baseball. 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 baseball in the 70s, 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 


In those categories that continue to defy statisticians– weirdness, hairiness, overall funkiness, and sheer amusement– the 1970s still tower over every other decade before or since.

Dan Epstein

A Taxonomy Of

70’s Hair, Facial & Otherwise

Prior to the 70’s, no facial hair was allowed in the big leagues at all. Baseball was conservative, so everything and everyone was clean-cut and freshly shaven. But in the early 70’s, that rule fell and things got weird. Delightfully, enduringly weird.


Below is an appreciative look at some of the hairstyles that rose to prominence in 1970’s baseball.

The Classic

We know a thing or two about classics. A classic edures the ebb and flow of fads and trends, maintaining a timeless quality that is worth the investment. The Classic mustache is no exception. It’s everything you know and love about the man’s man mustaches of the time.


Now a staple in big league games, the Classic mustache came to prominence in the 1970s and never left.

The Chops

Caught somewhere between a young Teddy Roosevelt and a much older Elvis Presley, a pronounced set of mutton chops epitomized the outrageous 1970s. During this decade the style swept the league. And while plenty of players were satisfied with chops alone, we’re particularly fond of the creative masterpiece combinations with horseshoe ‘staches, afros, and beyond. Needless to say, it got wild.

The Horseshoe

This one has been hotly debated around our offices. Contrary to common misconception, the mustache that graced the face of one Mad Hungarian during the 70’s is called the horseshoe, not the Fu Manchu.


A style that literally grew from a player’s rejection of their barber, the Horseshoe features a Classic stache style across the upper lip and then two distinct “pipes”—the official term—descending downward on either side of the mouth to the chin.


And it wasn’t just one or two big leaguers who donned the look during this funkadelic decade. Horseshoe mustaches were found across the game—and, of course, on beer-crushing fans.

The Handlebar

Some might call this style, most simply, a “handlebar”, and that would officially be correct. But we think it undersells the majesty of what Rollie Fingers (and Snidely Whiplash) accomplished. One does not simply have a handlebar mustache; one crafts and shapes and gently cares for a handlebar mustache, holding it aloft on their face like a crown upon a pillow.


No player held his handlebar aloft better than Fingers, a founding member of the Mustache Gang. So it’s no surprise that years later, when forced to choose between his career and distinguished, prolific facial hair friend, he chose his friend.

The mustache is my trademark, and it has been for 15 years, Fingers said. I am not about to shave it off just to play baseball.

The Afro

OK, we're cheating here: this isn't facial hair. But it's such a great part of 70's baseball hair that we had to mention it.


The Afro, of course, was popular before and after the 1970’s and for some, it represented more than a hairstyle. Its most iconic big league proponents came in that decade. Ranging in size from Rod Carew to Eddie Murray and all the way up to Oscar Gamble, Afros expressed a player’s style on the field, and in Gamble’s case, his disdain for a haircut.

We're open to all suggestions, except a haircut.

Oscar Gamble

How We Made These Wallets

Step 1

Source Baseball Gloves From The 1970s

Our team acquired no-longer-used gloves from across the U.S. that we dated to the 1970s for this specific Limited Edition series, focusing on those with exceptional visual character and leather quality we could trust to make a great wallet, despite being 40-50 years old.

Step 2

Hand-Cut Swatches From Each Glove

To celebrate 1970s baseball with this collection, our leather craftsmen hand-cut the sections of each glove that we knew would make a beautiful, functional everyday use leather good.

Step 3

COMBINE WITH FULL-GRAIN STEERHIDE

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

Step 4

MACHINE SEW EACH WALLET INDIVIDUALLY

With glove leather selected and cut, our team of leatherworkers craft each wallet with artisan 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 both the perfect accent to the wallet and a symbol of the standard of craftsmanship and originality in which we take immense pride.

How We Made

These Wallets

Step 1

Source Baseball Gloves From The 1970s

Our team acquired no-longer-used gloves from across the U.S. that we dated to the 1970s for this specific Limited Edition series, focusing on those with exceptional visual character and leather quality we could trust to make a great wallet, despite being 40-50 years old.

Step 2

HAND-CUT SWATCHES FROM EACH GLOVE

To celebrate 1970s baseball with this collection, our leather craftsmen hand-cut the sections of each glove that we knew would make a beautiful, functional everyday use leather good.

Step 3

COMBINE WITH FULL-GRAIN STEERHIDE

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

Step 4

MACHINE SEW EACH WALLET INDIVIDUALLY

With glove leather selected and cut, our team of leatherworkers craft each wallet with artisan 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 both the perfect accent to the wallet and a symbol of the standard of craftsmanship and originality in which we take immense pride.

Includes Leather Conditioner

How to care for your FC Goods Wallet

We include premium leather conditioner with every Nellie Fox 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.