Rawlings Heart of the Hide vs. Pro Preferred

When it comes to Rawlings baseball gloves, the name speaks for itself. Rawlings has been making baseball gloves for almost as long as baseball has been around – and they’ve been damn good at it! As one of the most popular glove brands in the games, they have various lines of gloves, and most pertain to different levels of player: Gold Glove, R9, and the all-new line that they introduced fairly recently – the REV1X. But what I left out is the two of their top-selling and when I think about it, probably their most used amongst elite players and glove enthusiasts: Heart of the Hide and the Pro Preferred.

Now when you look at both types of gloves, most non-glove enthusiasts may have a hard time telling the difference between the two until you see the emblem in the palm of the glove. Well, that and the price tag associated with each. When it comes to price, most times the Heart of the Hide runs about $100-120 cheaper than a Pro Preferred, but why is that? And when it comes to spending $299+

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