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For the last 4 All Star Games we have watched during the State Farm Home Run Derby telecasts as multicolored spheres of white and gold take flight leaving the hurler’s fingers on it path to the plate before their final destination in a surprised and elated fan’s glove or hand.
Each year Rawlings and the Fielding Bible bring together their collective expertise to produce the Golden Glove Awards which include a spectacular display piece featuring an actual Rawlings glove as the centerpiece.
Ever wonder how they get the gold to adhere to the leather glove or even those Home Run Derby balls? Watch the video below for just a taste of the process.
These events showcase the special and unique masterpieces made possible by getting an atom of gold bullion to adhere to cowhide leather utilizing a proprietary method known as the Magnetron Sputtering System.
That is real 24-carat gold emblazoned on the leather and is each piece produced by this process is certified by Swiss Company SGS and includes their own certificate of authenticity guaranteeing that 24-carat gold was used in its manufacture.
Gold Sports Collectibles, which has patented and own the rights to this awesome and brilliant process first approached Rawlings about making their products “golden” several years ago.
They wanted to produce keepsakes and special collectible mementos by utilizing their innovative technology of getting gold atoms to bond successfully within the leather pores of the figure-8 cowhide cover of an actual Major League Baseball without reducing its weight, speed , circumference or diameter.
After Rawlings was satisfied with the results, it was on to more tests by M L B at Yankee Stadium where the test flight of the new “gold balls” showed no flight diversions, no fluttering and kept their unique integrity intact, even after a monster shot over the fences.
So what if I told you that you can buy these special commemorative balls for yourself or someone else this holiday season? Be it a State Farm Home Run Derby ball from the 2011 All Star Game, a special Derek Jeter commemorative ball or even a golden keepsake ball from any of the World Series matches since 2008.
And they can be sent to you this holiday season at really competitive price points that start at $99 to $179 and will produce endless smiles and special bragging moments for years to come centered on your mantel in their included acrylic display case.
You can pick from team-themed baseballs, to special moments in baseball lore as well as ball commemorating historic stadium plus personal player milestones anniversaries, which include Gold Glove and Hall of Fame golden baseballs.
Or maybe you want to make you own unique golden masterpiece. Well, you can do that too by sending your request to put your own personal mark on the ball you want designed. Maybe you want to emblazon your company’s logo on it and give it as an achievement award, or celebrate a special event like a graduation or remembering a special baseball memory.
If you might want to partake in a custom baseball you can contact GSC at firstname.lastname@example.org and they can see if they can make your dream a golden reality.
When I first got an email from GSC I was not sure if the process was durable or if the ball’s claims were true and accurate. Well the company sent me a ball with a Rays logo attached to it and I decided to try it out for myself.
I have a neighbor whose son’s plays for a local high school squad and I asked him if he wanted to help test out the ball to see if the diameter and flight were compromised at all by the attached gold material.
We threw the ball back and forth for a few minutes and the sheen on the ball did not tarnish, it did not show any developing cracking or show any critical signs of wear and tear. I did not go into the Batter’s Box and try out its durability after a few swings. I might be crazy, but I’m not nuts to possibly lose the golden ball over a fence in deep grass and have it destroyed by someone’s lawn mower.
But seriously, I love this item and it is a great way to show your fan love either for your home team, as a present with the recipient’s home squad or to gather signatures of All Star or World Series players and showcase as a one of a kind baseball.
And if you are on the fence about possibly purchasing one of the GSC unique logoed baseballs, what if I had a special 15% off you could use from now until the end of the year (Dec 31st) to buy one or more of these products as holiday special gifts for your favorite baseball fan or even for your own budding collection.
Of course you will have to use this code: GSC15 during the checkout process of your order and the company will send the ball to you as soon as possible with its unique certificate of authenticity as well as enclosed in its own box and acrylic case.
Here is a link to the Gold Sports Collectibles website so you can begin browsing and possibly purchasing your own piece of baseball history, to showcase your love for the game and to provide another lifetime and lasting memory for the baseball fans in your life.
Excuse me while I go polish up my golden baseball and put it back in its display case along with my 2013 Home Run Derby ball.
Oh did I forget to tell you, they shine in the light and pull the attention of even the most oblivious baseball fan towards them.