With an all new mocha color, these gloves are as distinctive as they are dependable. Made from impeccable kipskin leather, these gloves are soft, durable, and proven to get the job done.
Kipskin leather breaks in to specific playing preferences, allowing players to form their perfect pocket. These gloves will only come about 30% broken-in, leaving plenty of room for a custom break-in.Inside, a high performance sheepskin lining wicks away moisture so that hands will stay dry, and players can stay in control when it matters most. Pro Preferred gloves utilize the most popular patterns in professional baseball to bring players of any skill level a glove that has been proven on the field.
This 11.75 inch pattern has a conventional open back and features a Modified Trap-Eze Web that makes it ideal for use at 2nd, 3rd, shortstop, and pitcher. If you want exceptional craftsmanship and a glove that is built to last, it's time to experience the Pro Preferred difference. Break-In: 30% Factory / 70% Player. Sheepskin Wrist Lining Wicks Away Moisture.
TIP: Many of the higher-end premium gloves produced by Rawlings, Wilson, Mizuno, etc. Have inner pockets that are pre-oiled at the factory.
There is a tendency for the oil to bleed through (particularly on the lighter tan and brown colored gloves) and it is not uncommon to see what appears to be an oil stain of varying degree in the palm area of these gloves. I have received gloves in the past that arrived without any evidence of oil and within months, the oil bleeds through into the palm. Many of the gloves ordered off of "stock"pictures on the internet will end up having this condition.
TIP: Many of the premium gloves including Rawlings Pro Preferred & Heart of the Hide, Wilson's A2000 & A3000, Mizuno's Classic Pro and Pro Limited, etc. Are somewhat stiff when brand new. A quality glove conditioner will do much to reduce the break-in period for any stiff new glove. Almost all glove conditioners will generally darken the leather and appearance of lighter colored gloves. TIP: Regardless of whether you prefer the natural method of breaking in a glove, sooner or later you will have to recondition your glove!
Personally, I recommend cleaning and conditioning a glove each and every year after a good season of use. All leather gloves will start to dry out and laces will become brittle when subjected to regular use. Prolonged exposure to sand and dirt, wind, rain, hot sun, etc. Will take its toll on even the very best glove.
PLEASE stay away from those cheap oils, foams or other liquid products out there on the market. The foams don't work and liquids such as oils are absorbed deep into the glove, add a tremendous amount of weight, and are nothing more than a magnet for attracting dirt and debris.
Also, PLEASE don't ever bake your baseball glove in the oven or microwave or soak it in the tub to aid in the break-in process. You will invariably destroy a very fine piece of leather and take years off a gloves life!Personally, I never use anything but a paste type glove conditioner. Although I prefer Wilson Pro Stock Glove Conditioner, there are comparable products on the market from manufacturers such as Easton, Nokona, etc. Regardless of what brand of paste type conditioner you choose to use, do yourself a favor and make sure it contains lanolin and vitamin E. Nothing is better at restoring and revitalizing the leather on your glove! With a little care, your glove should last for many years and most likely outlive your baseball career. The item "RAWLINGS PRO PREFERRED PROS1175-4MO BASEBALL GLOVE 11.75 LH $379.99" is in sale since Tuesday, October 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Team Sports\Baseball & Softball\Gloves & Mitts". The seller is "120290" and is located in Utica, Michigan.
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