New for 2017! The Wilson A2K is the premier baseball glove from Wilson. This is the one top players turn to when they want a long lasting glove that breaks in without breaking down. These models are meticulously crafted and constructed with a focus on durability and shaping. Made up of Pro Stock Select Leather, the best ball glove leather out there, the A2K only uses the top 5% of Wilson's leather for guaranteed consistency and flawlessness. This leads to a stronger pocket and an all around higher quality baseball glove. Adding to the greatness is the fact that master technicians spend three times longer pounding and shaping the A2K by hand for a reduced break-in period. With the combination of the additional shaping and Wilson's Rolled Dual Welting, which is where thin strips of Pro Stock leather are skived thin and rolled, the A2K retains its shape much better over the long haul. Another great feature of the Wilson A2K is the Double Palm Construction. A thin strategically cut piece of leather is placed between the palm liner and outer shell, providing maximum pocket stability and shock resistance. Wilson and their glove technicians are devoted to handcrafting the hardest working gloves in the game. Time and passion are put into every single glove whether it's made for play on an MLB field or your local diamond. It's no surprise that Major League Baseball players choose to use Wilson to get them through a 162 game season. That should be all the proof you need that the Wilson A2K is created with unparalleled craftsmanship. Wilson: Leather With Major Presence!
This 2017 Wilson A2K Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DTDUDE features an 11.50 inch pattern, an I-Web (Wilson H-Web) with Double X Laces, and is the game day model of MLB second baseman, Brandon Phillips. Year after year, Phillips creates a glove that brings his personality to the field and this year is the most notable model yet. It is the only A2K with exclusive faux snakeskin pro stock leather that is in a red, saddle tan, black, and white colorway. Order your A2K 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!
What is the leather? What positions would this glove be good for?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Brandon Phillips 11.5" Baseball Glove (A2KRB17DTDUDE) has Faux Snakeskin Pro Stock Select Leather which is a top 5 percent leather of all of Wilsons options. It is ideal for the middle infield and could also be used at third base.
Is this glove good for players with big hands?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Brandon Phillips 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DTDUDE is a great option for a player with big hands. This glove is an ideal model for an infielder.
I'm a freshman in high school that pitches a lot, is this a good glove for me or should I find something that's better for pitching?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Brandon Phillips 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DTDUDE is a very good glove but it is usually used by middle infielders. Pitchers usuaslly prefer a gloved with more of a closed web to help hide the ball.
Would this be a good glove for a 13 year old?
Yes, I believe that this 2017 Wilson A2K Brandon Phillips 11.5" Baseball Glove (A2KRB17DTDUDE) will work for a 13 year old playing either middle infield position.
I have bigger hands and play middle infield. What model of A2K or A2000 should I get?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Brandon Phillips 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DTDUDE would be a good option. I would take a look at the 2017 Wilson A2000 11.5" Baseball Glove: A20RB171786 also.
If hot water was used to break this glove in, would the colors bleed?
We would not recommend using hot water to break in any glove. Prolonged water exposure can damage and drastically shorten the life of the leather on any glove. Colors could also bleed, yes.
How long will this glove be available?
It's impossible to say how long it will be available, as that is somewhat dependent on how long Wilson intends to make this specific model. For now, it will be available until we run out of stock. We currently have a large stock of these left.
Does it come with tags?
Yes, the 2017 Wilson A2K Brandon Phillips 11.5" Baseball Glove (A2KRB17DTDUDE) will feature the tags from Wilson.
Why is this A2K $250 when most other A2K's are above $300?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Brandon Phillips 11.5" Baseball Glove (A2KRB17DTDUDE) is the older model. The newer model is out now so this glove is now at a reduced price.
The skin on this glove is it SuperSkin or snakeskin? Also, do I condition it or just focus on the leather?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Brandon Phillips 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DTDUDE has faux (artificial/fake - gives the appearance of what snakeskin looks like) snakeskin on the back of the finger stalls. This material does not require the glove oil/conditioner when going through the break-in process.
My son is 13 and has small hands. Is this a glove for smaller hands? He has been using an 11.25 A2K for the last couple of years, what size should he be using?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Brandon Phillips 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DTDUDE is not a model designed for younger players or those with smaller hands. This is an adult fitting glove. As for size, that is more personal preference or position based. This glove is an 11.50 inch pattern which makes it ideal for 3B, SS and 2B. If seeking an A2000 or A2K for someone with smaller hands one would want to get a Pedroia fit model.
Is it best to condition a glove before break in or use the hot water treatment?
The conditioner would be the best way to break in a mitt. The hot water treatment or steaming could damage the mitt making it tear quicker.
Aso made the datdude with Brandon Phillips and used the hot water treatment. So would you say it is still bad for the glove or not?
The hot water treatment is more harsh on gloves than the typical oil. If you oiled the mitt, that would help the glove last longer and not dry out.
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A true American icon in the world of sports equipment. This Chicago-based manufacturer of quality gloves began in 1913 as Ashland Manufacturing, which was as a subsidiary of the Wilson & Co. meat company. At one point, the enterprise became known as the Thomas E. Wilson Co., taking the name of an early chief executive. In 1931, the name was changed to Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Wilson makes a variety of baseball gloves for several different positions. They are best known for models that include A2K and A2000, as well as custom gloves. Players such as Clayton Kershaw and Miguel Cabrera have sported Wilson baseball gloves.