In today's modern economy the price of everything has gone up considerably. Most people relate prices back to the "good old days" when a gallon of milk or a tank of gas cost you just pennies on the dollars compared to nowadays. Inflation goes beyond the realm of your bare necessities, and although we understand a higher price point for luxury items, some things have gotten completely out of hand. Case in point, the new baseball glove from high end luxury French brand, Hermés, which rings in at a staggering $14,000.
Made from gold swift calfskin (the highest of quality, of course), the glove takes nearly 25 hours to construct and finish as it's all hand-sewn. Granted, the glove looks absolutely beautiful but anyone in their right mind to use this other than a mantle piece may need a psychiatric evaluation. In today's market, most quality gloves go in the range of $150-300 depending on the maker, so a glove for nearly 100x markup could only appeal to a modern day Deion Sanders.
If interested in dropping your inheritance on a baseball glove, you can head over to Hermes.com, just be prepared to pay another $1200 in taxes and shipping.