Only a day after a huge hit in the World Series to seal the deal for the Cubs, Rawlings released the glove of Ben Zobrist as the Rawlings Gold Glove Club November. Zobrist’s name was trending after the game, which helped the glove’s popularity, but what really made the glove sought-after was how nice it looked:
That rich and beautiful color you see in the picture of the Rawlings Gold Glove Club November is bruciato, a brown color that looks stunningly good. The darker shade of bruciato on this model is easily better than the lighter shades you see on the older Bruciato models like the Rawlings Pro Preferred PROS12ICBR, at least in my opinion. Combined with blue embroidery, the Rawlings Pro Preferred PRO200-2KBR is money.
In addition to the looks, bruciato is a very high quality leather. As part of its Pro Preferred leather status, it’s a Kip leather, meaning a leather taken from a calf. Just like the other Pro Preferred Kip leathers, the bruciato leather on the GGC November is stiff, thick, and just high quality. The rest of the materials on the PRO200-2KBR are very nice as well. Overall, the Rawlings Gold Glove Club November is a very nice glove.
Just like what Zobrist uses, the Rawlings Pro Preferred PRO200-2KBR is an 11.75″ model with an I-web. Zobrist uses this glove at any infield position he plays (mostly second base), However, this model seems better suited for shortstop or third base, mainly due to the size of the glove. It should also be noted that this is a 200 pattern model, meaning a thumb-ring finger natural close with a fairly deep pocket.
In my eyes, the Rawlings Gold Glove Club November is one of the best, if not the best, GGC model Rawlings has released. This good-looking and high quality glove is available at the link below.