W/ TAGS RAWLINGS HEART OF THE HIDE (HOH) JAYSON HEYWARD GAME DAY MODEL PRO303-6JB BASEBALL GLOVE - 12.75 LH (Left Hand Throw). MESSAGE ME FOR BEST PRICE AT: 1 5868058080. PLEASE NOTE THE CAMERA FLASH HAS A TENDENCY TO LIGHTEN AND/OR DISTORT CERTAIN COLORS. THE COLOR OF THE GLOVE IS BLACK AND RED. Each year since 1958, Rawlings has awarded the Gold Glove Award to MLB players to recognize superior individual fielding performances at each position.Now, players all over the country can use the same glove model that these players used to win their award! The Heart of the Hide Gold Glove Winners Series features high-quality gloves that have defined the careers of those deemed "The Finest in the Field". Made from soft and supple Heart of the Hide steer hide leather, Rawlings has constructed these gloves to be some of the most comfortable gloves on the field without sacrificing an ounce of durability. As with all gloves of superior quality, Heart of the Hide gloves need some break-in. They leave the factory approximately 30% broken-in and leave the other 70% up to the player so that they can shape the glove just like they like it.
This particular pattern is the game day glove of outfielder Jason Heyward. It features a Pro H-Web and a conventional open back. Pro H web provides increased stability and greater glove control in the outfield.
Heart Of The Hide® full-grain steerhide leather shell. Handcrafted with the top 5% steerhide for durability. Deer tanned cowhide palm lining for a soft, comfortable feel. Mid finger lacing for finger shape and close retention. Index finger pad for impact protection.
Rich black leather with gold embellishments and red laces. Conventional open back increases flexibility. Same pro pattern worn by MLB® outfielder, Jason Heyward.
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) PRO303-6JB BASEBALL GLOVE 12.75 LH $259.99" is in sale since Thursday, October 19, 2017. 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.