The months of March and April are a very exciting time for baseball glove enthusiasts everywhere. For JustBallGloves, these are the months we get our first look at the 2019 Opening Day Collection from Rawlings.
We know that time is near the moment we see the Rawlings traveling van in our parking lot. The best part: bags-on-bags of fresh new leather. The hardest part: picking the gloves we want to put online because usually, we want them all.
2019 Opening Day Collection
The highly anticipated collection will feature Heart of the Hide, Pro Preferred, HyperShell, R2G, and Player Models.
One of our fan favorites has always been the Wing Tip R2G model. The narrow fit opening, 11.5-inch Rawlings wing tip glove is the go-to for the serious infielder who wants a game-ready Heart of the Hide "out of the box."
Next up, we have the 2019 Rawlings Pro Preferred. These gloves are known for their clean, supple kip leather, with pocket-based breaking ability. The top pro-game-day patterns and pro-grade materials unite to deliver the quality and performance that the very best in the game demand and rely on season after season.
Rawlings is known for getting big-time players to represent their brand on and off the field. Some of the best players in the world use Rawlings gloves. Here we have two specific player models we really like.
The Rawlings Salvador Perez Glove is crafted from the finest Heart of the Hide leather available to maximize protection, durability, & comfort. This 32.5-inch catcher's mitt performed at a high level for Gold Glove winner Perez and it will certainly perform for you too. With this mitt, you'll experience unrivaled protection, durability, and performance every inning behind the plate.
Second, we love World Champion, Anthony Rizzo’s player model. Designed for this star first baseman, the Rawlings Heart of the Hide Anthony Rizzo glove is made from hand-selected pro-grade steerhide which forms the perfect pocket and has the durability to handle the demands at the big league level. This Heart of the Hide 12.75-inch first base glove comes in Rizzo's pattern and includes other features such as deer-tanned palm lining, a thermoformed wrist liner, and padded thumb sleeve.
The 2019 Opening Day Collection will be available around the middle of April so stay on the lookout! These are just a few of the many amazing gloves that will launch within the collection. We’re excited to share more about these gloves in the future.
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