The demand for more colorful gloves consistently increases yearly, and glove companies have responded accordingly by steadily increasing the vibrancy of their mitts. However, the collective number of truly great-looking gloves has largely remained the same, maintaining the unicorn status of hyper-flashy gloves like the Pepsi x Francisco Lindor Rawlings Pro Preferred PRO205-2KB.
Gold anyone? Good, because this glove has a TON of it
It is no secret that Francisco Lindor, whether he likes it or loves it, is one of the leading pioneers in the coup to replace old-school classic-looking baseball gear with new-age flashier equipment. Therefore, it is not surprising that a glove supposedly designed by Lindor is one of the showiest gloves ever.
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The Pepsi x Francisco Lindor Rawlings Pro Preferred PRO205-2KB copies the foundation of Lindor’s game glove – black base with red lacing – and builds upon it with a slew of metallic gold-colored parts to make an overall loud design. Specifically, you will find gold on the glove’s welting/binding, palm stamping, and web (not available on the custom builder) in addition to the subtle gold thumb and web labels.
The Pattern is identical to the one Lindor uses
You may already be familiar with Francisco Lindor’s collection of gloves and the fact that they are all 11.75” Rawlings Pro Preferred PRO205-2KB models. Therefore, it is beyond fitting that the Pepsi x Francisco Lindor Rawlings Pro Preferred PRO205-2KB, which is (again, supposedly) designed by Lindor, is in his favorite pattern/web combination.
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With his current set of gloves and the pattern of each, Lindor is once again leading a new movement: this time involving the ousting of the traditional 11.5” shortstop glove in favor of a longer 11.75” mitt. Part of this is due to the reality that shortstops are taller and stronger than ever before, but the idea of a longer glove with similar depth makes a lot of sense and seems appealing.
Before we get into a recommendation for this glove, we might as well mention one more tidbit of information you may want to know before considering purchasing this mitt: it costs $500. The reason: it is not sold at Rawlings.com or any of its affiliates, but instead at the self-described “fashion company” ‘XHIBITION.’ This is still a trusted retailer from what I have heard, but it does post outrageous prices for the few exclusive gloves they release.
All of this considered, the Pepsi x Francisco Lindor Rawlings Pro Preferred PRO205-2KB is an excellent option for shortstops or third basemen looking for one of the flashiest gloves that money
(even a large amount like this) can buy.