Yes, the 2017 Rawlings Heart of the Hide Dual Core 11.25" Baseball Glove: PRO217DC-2B is a very comparable option to the PRO88DCC. Both options feature the same Horween leather, Dual Core technology, and have the same 11.25" pattern. The main difference is the cosmetics.
2017 Rawlings Heart of the Hide Dual Core 11.25" Baseball Glove: PRO217DC-2B
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- 11.25 Inch Pattern
- Break-In: 25% Player, 75% Factory
- Colorway: Black / Red
- Conventional Open Back
- Dual Core Technology - Position Specific Break Points For Natural, Easy Closure
- Heart of the Hide Horween "Featherlite" Leather - Game Ready With Less Break In Time
- Infield Glove
- Padded Thumb Loop
- Palm Lining Is Same Material As Shell For Better Pocket Formation
- Pro I-Web
- Tennessee Tanning Rawhide Leather Laces - Adds Structure, Durability, & Strength
- Thermoformed Moisture Wicking Wrist Pad
Rawlings is a major manufacturer of competitive team sports equipment and apparel for baseball, basketball, and football, as well as licensed MLB, NFL, and NCAA retail products. Rawlings is a major supplier to professional, collegiate, interscholastic and amateur organizations worldwide, including the Official Baseball Supplier to Major League Baseball and the Official Basketball and Football for NCAA Championships.The first real innovation in glove making occurred in 1912 when Rawlings Sporting Goods Company introduced the "Sure Catch" glove, which was "endorsed by leading players all o …read more
This glove is designed to fit an adult sized hand, so as long as their hand size is adequate enough for the glove, it would certainly be a great option.
Dual Core Technology softens the leather at specific points that most infielders like to be a bit looser when they squeeze the glove. Because of this, the glove comes more broken in than the Narrow Fit model, with 75% of the break-in done by the factory. However the Narrow Fit series is designed to fit smaller hands, so you will need to take that into consideration.
New for 2017! For over 125 years, Rawlings has consistently released only the highest quality and longest lasting game day gloves in baseball and the Heart of the Hide Dual Core Series has always been a fielder's top choice. The Dual Core Technology associated with these gloves is a cut into the palm lining allowing for position specific break points for a personalized fit and an easy, natural closure. During the catch, the inner palm adjusts to the shape of the outer palm; efficiently absorbing impact and protecting the player's hand from any sting. Additionally, since these gloves consist of the exclusive Horween "Featherlite" leather, the Dual Core baseball gloves undergo a rigorous tanning process which results in a soft, game-ready feel and less of a break-in period. Rawlings has done a lot of the work for you and applied a 75% factory break-in to these models. Not only is there less of a break-in period, but since the palm lining is the same material as the shell, the Heart of the Hide Dual Core gloves experience a consistent break-in and have excellent pocket formation throughout the life of the glove. Similar to that of other Rawlings ball gloves, the Tennessee tanning rawhide leather laces tie it all together while adding structure, durability, and strength. Last, but not least, the thumb loops will come padded for a luxurious and comfortable feel. Rawlings: The Mark of a Pro!
This 2017 Rawlings Heart of the Hide Dual Core Baseball Glove: PRO217DC-2B features an 11.25 inch pattern, a pro I-web, and is intended for a middle infielder. To experience the Dual Core Technology, buy your own Heart of the Hide baseball glove today with free shipping and a 100 Day Money-Back Guarantee right here at JustBallGloves.com. We're here for you from Click to Catch!
It came right on time and is perfect for my 5yr.old.