Designed with the DI88 pattern and I-Web, the 2018 Wilson® 11.25’’ A2K® Series Glove that creates a shallow pocket for infielders.
The finest cuts of leather. Meticulous construction. Three times more hand shaping by Wilson® master technicians. All these qualities make the A2K® the best in the Wilson® series. Players turn to the A2K® when they want a long-lasting glove that breaks in without breaking down. Made from the top 5% of Pro Stock® Select leather, each hide is chosen for consistency and flawlessness, so the A2K® baseball glove is the most premium glove available.
THE PREMIER GLOVE:
Pro Stock® Select Leather: The top 5% of Pro Stock hides are chosen by a triple sorting process for consistency and flawlessness
Rolled Dual Welting®: Thin strips of Pro Stock® leather are skived thin and rolled in for improved shape retention and break-in
Double Palm Construction: Thin, strategically cut leather between the palm and outer shell maximizes pocket stability
3X More Shaping: Master technician spends three times longer pounding and shaping each A2K® model by hand
Pro Stock® Patterns: The same patterns, leather and craftsmanship seen on the field in the big leagues
Color: Brown / Black
Our Glove Conditioning: 1-2-3 Perfection!
Step 1: The right tool for the job: We have 6 different glove shaping mallets in our shop as every glove needs something different, and your glove is no unique so it gets special treatment as well. We use each specially designed mallet to either break down each glove at its specific flex points, form a pocket or help break in the palm with a weighted head. This specific working of the leather increases the effectiveness of the manual labor process. Since every glove is built differently, this is where our knowledge and experience comes into play. The forming of the leather on the these proper crease points while holding the integrity of the rest of the glove is the key to success. This process is completed in 4-5 sessions over the next 2-3 days. Working the gloves by hand along with our conditioning services is the key to proper break in.
Step 2: Hydrate the leather: We apply a small amount of specially formulated glove conditioner to the leather and laces, both inside and out. This conditioner will be absorbed by the glove’s pores which helps keep the glove in top condition all year. This extra conditioning step will help by keeping dirt and debris out of the newly stretched out leather pores. Hydrating the leather will also help the glove last longer as it will resist absorbing water which can lead to early dry rot.
Step 3: Proper form: To get the perfectly formed pocket, each glove has 100 weighted baseballs caught in the web helping form the pocket and laces. Once the glove has a nice pocket formed, we need to make sure the glove maintains it true form en route back to you. After the glove conditioning process is completed, we put a ball in each glove and wrap them up with rubber bands prior to shipping them back to you. This ensures the glove hold its form on its way back to you. We do these extra steps to ensure the full effects of our break in process.
Place your order today for a broken in A2000 glove– and never worry about playing with an unconditioned piece of leather again.