I bought this glove for my 15yr old daughter playing 2nd base on her Varsity softball team. As soon as I opened the package I knew I was looking at a handcrafted leather masterpiece. I've researched ball gloves of this caliber for months, and finally settled on the Nokona 12" Buckaroo. I actually ordered three gloves a Wilson A2000 a Rawlings Heart of the Hide and the Nokona. I compared all three at the same time. Hands down the Nokona was the one. The quality is absolutely outstanding and the fact that it is handcrafted right here in the USA sweetened the deal even more.
In fifteen years I can honestly say I have never been more excited to give a gift to my daughter. I cannot wait to see the look on her face Christmas morning.
On another note www.Ballgloves.com provided excellent shipping and communication and I had the glove the next day.