I'd definitely keep them. When considering anything that seems less than perfect, I would point out that what you are seeing is inherent to the hide and has nothing to do with craftsmanship. Most of the "blotches" that people post are a QC issue--the result of slapdash dyeing by Horween (or Alden?). In your case, those spots were always part of the hide, and they speak to the nature of this beautiful material.
12/11/14 at 9:08pm