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. Break-In: 40% Factory / 60% Player. Sheepskin Wrist Lining Wicks Away Moisture. 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 PROPL217-2GTPRO GLOVE 11.25 RH" is in sale since Monday, December 16, 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. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat, Ukraine.