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  • glovemedic
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    Originally posted by The Glovedoctor View Post
    Where did you get that??? Makes sense, since my glove was most likely made in September of 2008.
    Vintage Baseball Glove Forum

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  • The Glovedoctor
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    Originally posted by glovemedic View Post
    Here is the code:

    B1
    L2
    A3
    C4
    K5
    H6
    O7
    R8
    S9
    E0

    So ESER is 09/08.
    Where did you get that??? Makes sense, since my glove was most likely made in September of 2008.

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  • glovemedic
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    Originally posted by The Glovedoctor View Post
    FYI, I asked some questions and got some answers.....

    Q3) I just got a new customized HOH glove. I have always wondered what the letter stamp on the glove meant. My new glove has the "ESER" stamp on it.

    A3.) The letters ESER are a letter system that we use internally to track gloves. It is confidential and can not be reveled Sorry!
    Here is the code:

    B1
    L2
    A3
    C4
    K5
    H6
    O7
    R8
    S9
    E0

    So ESER is 09/08.

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  • stl002
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    a couple months ago i got the rawlings pro-200 9jb and i seriously fell in love with it...nice wide and deep pocket that was stiff as hell to start out with but gradually softened and formed to my hand perfectly...i loved it so much, i just went out and bought a pro 200 4jbt...this one comes with a modified trap-eze web instead of a solid 2-piece...yupp, i think i'm gonna love this one as well...personally, i still think rawlings hoh is the way to go...stiffer and lasts longer than the pro preferreds

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  • Bolts-Baseball
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    Originally posted by The Glovedoctor View Post
    Horween is a US leather supplier from the USA that Rawlings has used for more than 50 years.
    Horween Leather Company

    http://www.horween.com

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  • Bolts-Baseball
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    Let me preface bysaying, I've always had an affection to Rawlings gloves...



    My son uses a Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO227-8JB Infielders Glove 10.75", and they're awesome... for a while... He's on his 3rd one in 3 years, as the lining has basically rotted out of the prior two, the 3rd one is only 8 months old (and holding up better than the prior two)... Because of the "breakdowns" of the prior two, we decided to get something different...



    The TPX Pro Flare gloves are very, very stiff Horween... Probably one of the finest made gloves I've ever seen as well... Reminds me A LOT of the old Rawlings gloves... SWEET. The heel pattern is a little narrower feeling than the Rawlings, but we're working it in to get it where we want it...

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  • The Glovedoctor
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    FYI, I asked some questions and got some answers.....

    Ryan,

    1) What exactly is "Horween Leather." Is it a brand, or a certain cut from the hide? I can remember the Heart of the Hide gloves I would get in the mid-90's and believe they were made of Horween. The gloves back then were very stiff when new, but eventually broke in nicely.

    2) Have the oil treatments to leather made the same quality leather seem different? My new Rawlings gloves seem almost game ready when new, as compared to 10 or 15 years ago when it would take a while before they were game-ready.

    3) I just got a new customized HOH glove. I have always wondered what the letter stamp on the glove meant. My new glove has the "ESER" stamp on it.

    4) How are the glove models named?

    5) Can you explain the difference between the leather used in HOH gloves and Pro Preferred gloves? I have noticed that my PP gloves are a bit thicker.

    These are all FAQs, I'm sure. Thanks for your time!

    Gabe


    Rawlings said...
    Hi Gabe,

    Here's my responses to your questions:

    1.)Horween is a US leather supplier from the USA that Rawlings has used for more than 50 years.

    2.) The oil treatments affect the stiffness of the glove. Typically, young athletes dont like taking the time to break in their gloves anymore. As a result, we have adjusted the tannage for a softer glove made out of the same durable, high quality leather.

    3.) The letters ESER are a letter system that we use internally to track gloves. It is confidential and can not be reveled Sorry!

    4.) HOH is made out of Adult cows and steer, where Pro Preferred are made out of younger cows where he leather grain is flawless and tighter.

    Hope that helps!

    Ryan Farrar
    Rawlings Asst. Prod. Manager

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  • The Glovedoctor
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    Originally posted by stl002 View Post
    when i talked to rawlings, they said that a lot of their gloves are still made from horween leather, i guess it's just oil treated horween leather...i kinda like it tho
    I think you are right. Horween is just a company that has been around since 1905 (based in Chicago). I think the main difference in the gloves THEN compared to NOW is the way they are treated. I could be wrong. I think we all miss the "firm/stiff" gloves from 10-15 years ago.

    Last year I got one of those Nike Pro Gold Tradition 1st Base mitts, and it was EXACTLY stiff like the older Rawlings mitts. It even has stamped on it something about being made the classic way. It's the same glove that Derrek Lee uses. It is broken in now, but it was so stiff - I haven't seen a glove like it since I got my Rawlings HOH TB24 trapeze back in 1994.

    I really think these treated leather gloves now make for a much easier and quicker break.

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  • stl002
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    like i said earlier...SICK ASS GLOVE...but yea, when i talked to rawlings, they said that a lot of their gloves are still made from horween leather, i guess it's just oil treated horween leather...i kinda like it tho...o yea, stay away from the oxblood hoh gloves if you're so set on horween...personally, i like the feel of the oxblood ones and i can't really tell the difference between those and say a black hoh...both are incredibly stiff

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  • The Glovedoctor
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    I ordered a HOH Custom glove and recieved it last week. I called to make an adjustment after the order and when I asked them if my glove would be made of Horween Leather, the guy said yes. The glove isn't really stiff like the old Rawlings Horween leather gloves used to be. Maybe it is just pre-oiled or treated Horween leather?

    My HOH glove is tan (darker than they used to be, more of a orangish tint). Here's a picture:

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  • Ohplayer
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    US gloves

    Nokona and Trevino are the only US made gloves. Trevino are out of Texas. http://www.trevinogloves.net/index.htmValle gloves are made by Trevino here in the US. The gloves are stiff, but built like tanks. Once broke in, they should last forever. http://www.funtasticsports.com/valle-pro-gloves-usa.htm
    Plus, I love sitting watching my Reds while I work on my gloves.

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  • StanTheMan
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    I have a Rawlings Gold Glove Series almost exactly like posted by Medic.... same color, same size, except I have the Trap-Eze Web (the six finger web). Very flexible, bit also the strongest web out there.....

    My son has a top of the line Mizuno Custom Classic (pick your own web, colors, lace colors, embroidered name on the back fingers of the glove) and it is excellent. Mizuno's will be very soft when compared to the Gold Glove and will be as soft as an al-dente noodle when compared to the HOH.

    Don't let that softness fool you.... he's had it for several seasons and it is holding up very well. The softness seems to be for reducing break in time only. The glove really has not gotten any softer or the overall glove lost it's shape at all after the initial break in treatment.

    Good luck!

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  • glovemedic
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    Originally posted by stl002 View Post
    That looks like a pretty nice glove...but for that price range i would probably go with the Nike Pro Tradition Gloves...nobody really looks into them but they're really nice gloves for its price

    Here is a solid glove for an outfielder http://www.ballgloves.com/cgi-local/p.pl?GG303

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  • stl002
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    Originally posted by nicks0r View Post
    Well my $20 rawlings from target just fell apart.

    Any opinions on this glove?

    http://www.ballgloves.com/cgi-local/p.pl?GLG1250RG

    Description Mizuno Legacy Series 12.5" Almond Outfield Glove
    That looks like a pretty nice glove...but for that price range i would probably go with the Nike Pro Tradition Gloves...nobody really looks into them but they're really nice gloves for its price

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  • nicks0r
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    Well my $20 rawlings from target just fell apart.

    Any opinions on this glove?

    http://www.ballgloves.com/cgi-local/p.pl?GLG1250RG

    Description Mizuno Legacy Series 12.5" Almond Outfield Glove

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