The Gold Glove edition of Rawlings baseball gloves has been designed with the highest standard of defensive greatness in mind – the Gold Glove Award.
The RGG1200 is 12” in length, ideal for a pitcher or 3rd baseman,but acceptable for a middle infielder that prefers a little extra length for his/her mitt. This glove features Rawlings’ 2-piece Solid web, which is great for covering up seams as a pitcher, while the 2-piece break keeps a consistent pocket and feel for easy transitions in the field.
The shell, palm, web and lacing are composed of very supple and stiff, but durable European leather. This glove also features an ultra-premium, luxury palm lining and hand-sewn welting. In addition to the top quality materials, Rawlings has also included their Opti-Core technology into the palm – layers of pre-curved padding for a custom feel, added protection and extra longevity for the life of the glove.
The hand opening features a conventional, open back with a laced binding. The conventional back allows for extra ventilation, while the laced binding provides a secure and snug fit – keeping the glove in place, even during the toughest plays.
The RGG1200 Gold Glove is cut, shaped and put together by a single, master craftsman the entire way through the process. This craftsman takes the time to break-in the glove about 20% of the way, leaving about 80% of the break-in for the player to shape and form the glove, just the way s/he prefers. Each glove includes a serial number indicating the craftsman, date created and glove production number. The RGG1200 Gold Glove from Rawlings is for the elite player looking for an elite glove to match the level of play.
This glove is very similar to the Primo, but a little bit better. The mitt itself isn't as heavy as the Primo. Overall, nice glove.Review by Philip41201 (Posted on 12/29/2013)