This Heart of the Hide Pro Mesh SAMPLE glove features minor cosmetic imperfections. This implies that the gloves’ leather will have small blemishes. Rest assured, the integrity of the glove has not been compromised and will perform at a level that you would expect a Rawlings glove to perform. This glove will also have a more “Game Ready” feel which will reduce the time it takes you to get it on the playing field. There has never been any type of break-in formula applied to the leather of this glove.