I had that exact same Rawlings in black in high school (Freshman year, I think). Then went with black Zett gloves for years before returning to black Rawlings in pro ball.
This Rawlings pro mesh is my favorite though:
The key with keeping gloves stiff – which is how I preferred them, too – is to avoid smashing it like a pancake in your bag, don’t oil it, and keep tightening the strings. I also got two new gloves every season and would rotate them.