I bought a well used GCP18 off here about 10 years ago and web swapped a Tan GCP I web onto it and replaced it and have been IF playing with it since. I have a great condition GCP51 for OF. It has been starting to get too soft now again and now I noticed a tear starting inside the glove. I think it's finally time to retire it. I love the size, 12" labeled but plays more toward a 12.5". I had a A2000 I played baseball with but liked this GCP feel more. I've been toying with the thought of trying a Rawlings since I've never had one. I am somewhat liking the idea of a stiffer leather since some hard hits have literally hit halfway on the tips of this gcp and bent it over. Thoughts, opinions, anything you have... Throw them this way.