The Modest Vintage Player (The MVP) was created to cater for the discerning recreational sports dabbler with an eye for quality and class.
Inspired through a fascination in the history of sport and a passion for traditional sports and recreation from around the world The MVP set out to design and re-create vintage sporting masterpieces using the timeless materials of leather and wood with a touch of class.
All products are hand-made using the finest materials by dedicated craftsman creating elegant yet practical sporting accessories for you to showcase your skills on beaches, parks, backyards and in gyms around the world. We strive to create traditional sporting accessories with vintage qualities with our products suited as much for practical use as they are perfect aesthetics for the mantelpiece or pool room.
Take your social sport and recreation heroics to the next level with The Modest Vintage Player.
About the Founder
Josh Carmody, born and bred in Auckland, New Zealand has been heavily involved in sport from a young age playing at a high level/representative across several sporting codes. Josh was ‘that guy’ who always had a ball or bat in hand everywhere he went…never going to the beach or on a road trip without a selection of sports gear and recreational activities in the back of the car.
Since 'retiring' from competitive sport, Josh struggled to find quality sport & recreational goods which were suited for social situations ie beach, park, gym or at home made from quality materials and that had aesthetic/fashion appeal. So Josh has made it his mission to design and create luxury sporting goods made for play handcrafted by passionate artisans from around the world.
Josh has a Business Degree majoring in Sports Management & Marketing Communications and has held senior roles in International Import/Export and Sales & Marketing prior to starting The MVP in 2014. Josh is also co-founder of popular NZ/Australian clothing & lifestyle curating site www.instaboss.co - combining his passions for premium sporting goods & fashion/lifestyle.
MVP Founder Josh Carmody pictured above in his element (playing Frescobol).