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K & P offers a full selection of AAGPL uniforms.

Talkin’ Base Ball
K & P Weaver Bringing Vintage Baseball Back to Life
July 2, 2010

Fear not, baseball traditionalists. America’s pastime is in capable hands. Paula and Ken Weaver, the owners of K & P Weaver, are intent on keeping the history of the game at the forefront of fans’ minds.

“We’re preserving the origins of the sport,” says Paula. “We think it’s important that retailers have a way to offer that to their customers. We do everything from vintage uniforms to old-time equipment to decorative items for the home.”

K & P got its start more than 10 years at a Civil War re-enactment. A baseball game was part of the festivities, and both Ken and Paula noticed that the uniforms weren’t authentic. After heading to Cooperstown to do some research, they realized there was a niche in the sports marketplace that they could fill.

Old-time balls and gloves are among the company’s most popular products.

“We’ve produced uniforms for museums and vintage baseball groups,” says Paula. “We count MLB teams among our customers and movie companies like HBO. A lot of our uniform work is customized. Our best-selling products are probably our old-time baseballs and gloves.”

One of K & P’s biggest breaks was getting an exclusive licensing deal with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The agreement helped expand the company’s reach at retail, especially with women.

Attendees at the 2011 Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show will have a chance to view K & P’s entire product line next January. The Weavers are veterans of MLB’s All-Star Fan Fest, so they are no strangers to exhibiting their wares for large crowds. They see their trip to Las Vegas as a great opportunity.

“Our goal is to get into larger retail stores and the independents,” says Paula. “We offer products that are a perfect tie-ins to old-time baseball for the current fan.”

 

 

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