I've been filling in at first base on my team here and there so I've been thinking about getting a first base mitt to add to the family. From what I can tell, it looks like pretty much everyone loves the DCT pattern. I've never really even used a first base mitt but I like the looks of the DCT and like the post web as opposed to other first base mitts with the closed pitcher style web. Currently using my Rawlings PRO1000-SBF at first which I'm still not sure if I like or not - but that's another story. Since this isn't really my primary position, I'm not sure I want to drop $250+ on a Rawlings DCT but I see that other companies use the DCT pattern. The upcoming Rawlings Horween Limited run looks awesome and I'm tempted to kill two birds with one stone and get my first horween glove and a 1st base mitt all in one but again - price and not my primary position. Plus I don't even know when those will be offered and don't really want have to fight through the frenzied crowd to get one. I had a good experience with my 44 pro RV23 clone that I got last year so I was thinking I might try out their first base mitt. It looks like it might even be the DCT pattern. Questions: 1. Can anyone speak to the 44 first base mitt? Is it a DCT? 2. Any recommendations among other companies that use the DCT pattern? 3. Is 13" the ideal size for slowpitch? I have average size hands and wear a large batting glove. 4. If I get a custom, want to offer any inspirations on color combos? I trend toward traditional black or tan looks but I'm feeling open to trying something new. Budget is probably in the $150 range. Oh, and RHT.