When looking for a catcher's mitt that is the complete package, you need not look further than the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PROCM41JBM. These facts prove why:
The CM41 PAttern is One of the Best for Behind the Dish
The Rawlings Heart of the Hide PROCM41JBM is a 34″ catcher’s mitt, giving you an ideal length and deep pocket depth needed behind the dish. It is one our favorite catcher patterns, regardless of brand. My take on the CM41 Pattern:
Existence of Mesh = Lighter, more Controllable Glove
This model has a synthetic material, mesh, on its back in order to shed some weight and therefore make a more controllable glove. While mesh is slightly less durable than leather, I believe the lighter feel is largely worth the slight decrease in durability. My quick take on mesh:
The Materials are Top-Notch
Besides the mesh back, the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PROCM41JBM is made with Rawlings top-quality Heart of the Hide materials that will last forever if taken care of, most notably its firm and durable Steerhide leather, top-notch lacing, and comfortable Deer Tanned Cowhide liner. My quick take on the PROCM41JBM's material quality:
The CM41JBM is the Yadier Molina G.M.
The PROCM41JBM is indeed the Yadier Molina Game Model, a fact that can but should not necessarily influence your buying decision, as you should focus on this mitt's more valuable aspects.
Price Point: Simply Perfect
Heart of the Hide models typically retail for either $249.95 or $259.95, but the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PROCM41JBM only costs $199.95, a stunningly good price for an overall awesome mitt. Shop at the below link.