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 Post subject: College & Pro department
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:15 am 
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Can anyone shine some light on the overall differences between these models and the regular retail ones? (Apart from customization…)


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 Post subject: Re: College & Pro department
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:58 pm 
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Generally speaking, college issued gloves are customized with school embroidery and are made in a smaller batch (similar to a limited run/limited edition retail run). Biggest difference with those, would be the customization.

Pro customs made for specifically for card carrying pro ballplayers who ordered a specific glove (and not batch gloves, like the spring training/sample gloves) are one-off customs with a laundry list of custom patterns/options available, and the leather used for them is generally the best of the leather they have available at that time to ensure quality and consistency. Many companies also only use the best glovemakers at the factory, to make their pro dept. customs (it's considered a pretty high honor, at the Mizuno factory in Shanghai).

Very similar to how the large companies make their pro dept. bats in that they generally pull the best 5% (or less) of their Maple, Ash, and Birch for their pro dept. orders, and those bats are specially turned to order with the date it was turned stamped on the knob (and sometimes the exact weight, as well).


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 Post subject: Re: College & Pro department
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:04 pm 
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Thanks for the input. Good information.


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