All-Star (3000SBT) 33.5″
If you play catcher for your baseball team, a lot depends on you. In fact, no single play can take place until you’re down in your stance and ready to go. So it makes sense that, before you take the diamond, you want to make sure you’re armed with the best possible equipment. Amongst other things, this includes the all-important mitt. Catcher’s use a version all their own that comes with many unique features. When you’re ready to start playing with something on another level, then, you’ll have a lot to consider. One example is the All-Star (3000SBT) 33.5″.
Choice of the Pros
One of the best things you can say about this catcher’s mitt is that it’s one of the choices most often used by pro players. So if it’s good enough for them, it will probably be good enough for you in terms of performance and durability. All-Star has a long history with both MLB and baseball in general, so it’s a name you can be confident putting your trust into.
It doesn’t hurt that each of these gloves is made by hand, either. Just one look at this model and you know that it belongs on the field helping you catch balls and make plays.
This gorgeous glove is made from exclusive Japanese tanned steer hide. So it doesn’t just feel great, it looks great too and will hold those aesthetics for a while. Plus, the hide means that you get a fast break from it and an extended life.
The pocket of this mitt is made from soft tan leather, which is exactly what you want in this important area. Again, the choice of materials looks and feels amazing. Pitchers will love it too because it gives each of their bullets an extra pop on delivery.
Fortunately, the black back will give you the kind of control you need to handle their fastest pitches. All the support is there in the extended pro pocket to both protect your hand and your reputation.
Even with all these great materials, this glove could very well be one of the lightest you ever own. So you can wear it longer with less fatigue, which makes all the difference during those long innings.
As we just mentioned, this glove is great for providing extra support. Many players who have dealt with reoccurring thumb injuries have switched to the All-Star (3000SBT) 33.5″ and been better off for it.
Once you put your hand in the glove, you have a Velcro strap to help keep it in place. The smooth back design’s locking tab also does a good job of eliminating bulk from the overall fit. This provides you with improved comfort as well and an easy way to adjust how it feels.
All these features will definitely cost you with a price tag on this glove of around $325 to $350. However, if you’re serious about your game, this price is definitely going to be worth it. Plus, with its durability, it’s an investment that will last.