As the clock ticks closer to the beginning of spring training, star Washington Nationals Outfielder Bryce Harper released photos of his new Rawlings gloves for the 2018 season.
The trio of gloves, which were posted on Harper’s Instagram, were part of an official collaboration with one of the largest baseball glove influencers on Instagram, @supremegloves.
Bryce Harper’s new gloves, much like many of the other stunners created by @supremegloves, feature bright and vibrant designs that quickly captivate one’s attention.
Included in Harper’s newest additions are the following:
- A black and gold Heart of the Hide PROHARP34 with Carbon Fiber Back Shell,
- An all-white Heart of the Hide PROHARP34 with Gold Finger Tips and Red Accents, and
- A black, red and gold Heart of the Hide PROHARP34 with Carbon Fiber Ring Finger.
“Unique and Intriguing MAterials”
As if his former vivid colorways are not attractive enough to the Nationals outfielder, Harper’s gloves also utilize features never seen before on Rawlings gloves, professional ranks or not.
One glove, the all-white model, features an Adidas “Yeezy”-themed ring finger strip, called Zebraknit, which stems from @supremegloves’ fondness for the attractive Adidas sneakers.
The other two gloves feature a carbon fiber material, one glove on its entire back and the other on its ring finger, that add to the aesthetic pleasure and unique nature of the gloves.
Other notable, yet not necessarily new, features include Hand Sewn Welting, a proprietary thumb and pinky welting technology used on each glove, and Full Mesh, a lightweight synthetic material.
While the flashy colors are nothing new for Bryce Harper, many of the aforementioned materials are new to both the PROHARP34 line and even the entire Rawlings lineup.
Ever since Bryce Harper’s first publicly-released game model featured the distinct “BH” palm stamping, the star outfielder has expanded upon this initials-based logo on his newest gloves.
In addition to the BH palm stamping on each glove, two of the mitts also feature a unique “BH” and “34” logo, which incorporates both his number and initials into a singular embroidery.
Other embroideries include the traditional “Harper” on the thumb and index finger of multiple gloves, and “Vegas Strong,” based on his hometown, on the thumb of another.
“Three Truly Stunning Gloves”
While their appeal is immense, it is unknown if any of the gloves or their distinct features will hit the market this year, or even if Harper will use any of the gloves in the upcoming season.
Last year, Harper also ordered and received a trio of rather unique gloves with distinct “BH”-webs and less flashy colorways, but sparsely used the models throughout the 2017 season.
Instead, he reverted to a model he created a few years earlier for the majority of games: a rather straightforward blonde, black and red Rawlings Heart of the Hide PROHARP34.
Despite these uncertainties, one thing is undeniable: Bryce Harper, Rawlings and @supremegloves created three overwhelmingly stunning gloves that everyone wants for the outfield.
Would you sport any of Bryce Harper’s Gloves, and which ones?