The Gold Glove Gamer line from Rawlings is designed with quality and affordability in mind. These gloves are perfect for the player that is in need of a superior glove at a mid-level price point. So, the player can rest-assured, knowing the glove s/he is getting is still a high-quality glove at a lower cost.
The GCM325B is 32.5” in diameter, is designed for a catcher and features Rawlings’ 1-piece, Closed web. The web flexes to ensure a firm stick upon catching, but carries plenty of padding for durability for added longevity.
The shell, palm and web are composed of a soft, full-grain leather, which allows for a quicker and easier break-in than other, stiffer leathers that are available. This leather will shape and mold to create the desired pocket, but will not lack in durability when properly taken care of.
Keeping the glove together, the lacing throughout the Gold Glove Gamer series is USA-tanned leather. This leather is extremely strong, so the player can worry less about a hard hit or fast thrown ball breaking brittle laces, and more about securing the ball in the pocket. Looking at the inside, the glove is lined with a soft, full-grain leather for smooth, unmatched comfort.
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. Inside of the glove, Poron XRD palm padding has been added to reduce the impact of the ball once it hits the mitt.
Upon arrival, the Gamer is about 80% factory broken-in, leaving the player to do about 20% of the work. This ratio gives the player more time to get out there and use the new glove and less time worrying about the sometimes tedious break-in process.
This glove is great. In my opinion, it's comparable to the high end gold glove lines. I bought two of these (one for each of my sons) about 10 months apart. Break-in wasn't difficult at all. Glove has held up well over time. Gets used 4-5 times a week with pitching that is above average velocity. Great poronx padding.Review by Coach GeorgeT (Posted on 5/6/14)
This glove is underrated. I think it had great padding and its leather is a lot better then the picture looks.Review by Baseball Ben (Posted on 9/21/13)