Rawlings is switching things up and has created the limited edition Heart of the Hide with Color Sync series. The main difference between this series and the traditional Heart of the Hide is the colored patches that sync up with the outer shell for a fabulous overall look. The world-renowned durability remains unmatched with this design as the leather that is used for each glove is cut from the top 5% of the center on the steer hides Rawlings has available. Laced together by the Tennesse Tanning Rawhide results in unparalleled durability and strength. Not only will you be getting one of the most dependable and reliable gloves out there but the padded palm, padded thumb loops, and deer-tanned cowhide lining provide top-notch comfort and extra protection during impact.Additionally, each model offers a 40% factory break-in so that the player break-in period is not overbearing. These patterns are modeled after the game-day patterns of some the top Rawlings Advisory Staff players, including big names like Troy Tulowitzki and Kyle Seager. Worn by a number of Gold Glove Award winners, the Heart of the Hide baseball glove has been the cornerstone of those deemed "The Finest in the Field" and are now available to elite ball players looking to improve and define their defensive greatness. This 2017 Rawlings Heart of the Hide Color Sync Baseball Glove (PRO314-2BSG) features an 11.50-inch pattern, a Pro I web, and is the perfect choice for an adult or elite infielder.
Additionally, this design is equipped with the Rawlings 31 pattern giving the glove a much wider pocket. 31 Pattern - Equips Glove With a Wider Pocket. Break-In: 60% Player, 40% Factory. Colorway: Black / Red / Grey. Deertanned Cowhide Plus Palm Lining Provides Added Protection.
Heart of the Hide Traditional Leather Shell - Cut From Top 5% Of Rawlings' Hides. Soft Full-Grain Finger Back Lining Provides Additional Comfort. Tennessee Tanning Rawhide Leather Laces - Adds Structure, Durability, & Strength. 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 PRO314-2BSG LIMITED EDITION GLOVE 11.5 RH $259.99" is in sale since Tuesday, July 25, 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, 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, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.