Mesh Back ProAK2!

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Mesh Back ProAK2!

Postby Tweener510 » December 23rd, 2008, 4:33 am

I just picked up a mesh backed proak2 from a local store that said they ordered it from the minor league custom department at spring training (the owner used to play minor league ball). Is there any way to confirm this? I'm also thinking about selling it if anyone's interested. The glove is beautiful and really light. Its got a super flat pocket, perfect for infield. I'll post some pictures as soon as I figure out how/where to host them.
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Postby Tweener510 » December 23rd, 2008, 1:58 pm

I think 50% of me wanting to buy this glove was wanting to show it to you guys.

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Postby Goldy the Gopher » December 23rd, 2008, 2:07 pm

Cool glove. This got me thinking that rawlings could do some cool stuff with their mesh gloves. Felipe Lopez has a Easton glove with red mesh. I would love to see Rawlings experiment with different colors for their mesh gloves. I figure a mesh glove isn't really trying to look traditional so why not go all out.

PS is it just me or does the single post on this model look different than other single posts?
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Postby quaz95 » December 23rd, 2008, 3:44 pm

it looks different from mine, because the factory installs there single posts the right way unlike me. :D :D
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Postby skwid » December 23rd, 2008, 7:31 pm

That's a nice one. Would that be a gamer or collectible for you?
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Postby Tweener510 » December 23rd, 2008, 7:49 pm

I've received a ton of pm's about this glove and honestly its caught me a little off guard. To answer some common question's I've received...
1. The shop didn't have any more although they did have a couple 11in protroys (if you want the name of the shop pm me, they're in pleasent hill ca).
2. I wanted around $300 for the glove but have decided that I'm only going to take trade offers at the moment. I'm looking for US made infield rawlings.
3. If I do decide to sell it, it will be on ebay and VBGF members will get free shipping (gotta keep it in the family).

I mentioned it in my initial post... is there any way (besides just noting that i've never seen this glove before) to confirm this is in fact a pro issue glove? Its really an amazing glove, about as light as my a2000 but with much thicker leather on the palm, it might become my gamer after all. BTW it has a finger pad but no palm pad.

-Josh
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Postby RedSoxFan81 » December 23rd, 2008, 8:01 pm

Congrats on the nice find, it will make a great collectible or gamer.
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Postby Hrking4675 » December 26th, 2008, 1:12 pm

Yes, that is exactly right what they told you. You can tell by the "MB" its a pro shopper. My NP4 with a mesh back in black says "MB" and it was also bought through the minor league Pro Shop. Nice pick up either way.
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Postby Hrking4675 » December 26th, 2008, 4:39 pm

The SP web is different because it anchors to the bottom differently. The vertical post is longer and anchors with an 'X' rather than the more standard way with the three horizontal laces. Not sure why this is, but the AK2 is a very vertically oriented glove, so maybe thats why it has the longer post.
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Postby Tweener510 » December 31st, 2008, 4:37 pm

After much deliberation I've decided to keep this glove as my gamer. Thanks for all your interest. Go Giants!
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Postby spedrunr » December 31st, 2008, 6:08 pm

the open back puts it over the top of the arod model IMHO

and i do like the OEM way of setting up the single post :wink:
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Postby skwid » December 31st, 2008, 7:59 pm

Glad to hear it's going to get a workout as a gamer!
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PRO A2K

Postby gizzmo » January 31st, 2009, 12:48 am

Why heck - when I read PRO A2K I thought I was going to get to learn all about some new sort of [b]Wilson[/b].
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