THAT LOOK WILL DISAPPEAR THE FIRST TIME YOU TREAT THE GLOVE WITH A CONDITIONER AS PART OF EITHER THE BREAK-IN AND/OR MAINTENANCE PROCESS. THIS GLOVE IS FROM THE RAWLING'S PRO SHOP AND IS ISSUED TO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (MLB) PLAYERS. THESE GLOVES WERE GIVEN TO PLAYERS AT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S (MLB) SPRING TRAINING SESSIONS AND LEFTOVER GLOVES WERE LATER OFFERED WITHIN THE RETAIL MARKET BY RAWLINGS.THESE GLOVES AREN'T NORMALLY AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Here is your chance to put your hand in the same glove as some of the league's best. Rawlings bring an excess of baseball gloves with them to Spring Training each year so that they can supply their Advisory Staff Major League Baseball players with an exuberant amount to choose from.
Once Spring Training is all said and done, there is always a surplus that did not get utilized on the field and one man's overstock is another man's treasure. Rawlings continues to lead the majors in glove usage by players. This consistent standard of excellence is due to their leadership in innovative design development, verified by their numerous patented features, as well as Rawlings strict adherence to manufacturing only top quality gloves and mitts. Rawlings Heart of the Hide series has withstood the test of time.
Handcrafted from the top 5% of steer hides and the best pro grade lace, its durability remains unmatched. The Heart of the Hide Series also features deer tanned cowhide palm and finger back linings for strength, comfort and durability along with wool blend padding. With position specific pro patterns and nice deep pockets, Heart of the Hide gloves provide the playability that has made them among the most sought after gloves in the market.The Rawlings Heart of the Hide gloves are targeted for the elite player and requires minimal break in; approximately 40% factory / 60% player break in work. Step up your game and go with the consistency and durability found in the Rawlings Hear to of the Hide gloves. 100% Water Resistant Wool Wrist Pad. Break-In: 60% Player, 40% Factory. Finger Back Linings for Strength, Comfort and Durability. Heart of the Hide Leather. 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 HEART OF THE HIDE (HOH) PRO ISSUE PRO1175-6SLPRO GLOVE 11.75 RH" is in sale since Thursday, August 8, 2019. 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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