Wilson 2018 A2K M1 Catchers Mitt Right Hand Throw 33.5 inch $299.95
The Copper and Black A2K® M1 comes with a 12 Moon Web, as well as Dual Welting™ for a durable pocket and Dri-Lex™ Wrist Lining to keep your hand cool and dry during long days behind the dish.
The A2K®, Wilson's most premium series of baseball glove, is made with Pro Stock Select leather chosen for its consistency and flawlessness -- the ideal leather for a glove. Glove Master Craftsman Shigeaki Aso designs all gloves in the A2K® line with Rolled Dual Welting™ to provide long-lasting shape, Double Palm Construction for maximum pocket stability and extra shaping from our craftsmen so all A2K®s break in quicker and last longer.
I play in a 50 and over league and have played baseball at almost every level in my 65 years. Been a catcher all my life and have used the old double hinge glove and the single hinge. It wasn't until I spent more money on a high quality glove like the A2K that it won me over. When the glove arrived it was quite stiff but in a very short period of time it broke in very nicely. I bent it in every direction, beat it with a rubber hammer, pounded the pocket...and within 2 weeks was using it in game conditions with no concern about the ball popping out or making it difficult to catch virtually any pitched ball.If a younger player is serious about the position and is looking for a quality tool this is it. Like most things you do if the tool is good you can expect a better result. This glove will last a long time. 1