The 24-Karat Gold Leather Official Major League Baseball | US$149.99 | goldsportcollectibles.com
three big names in baseball have come together to create an ultimate special edition ‘gold ball’ for the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby held on the July 11 in Phoenix. crafted by Rawlings Sporting Goods Company with Gold Sport Collectibles, this baseball features a leather panel infused with 24-karat gold and it was thrown to each Derby participant upon reaching the final out of each at bat. well, honestly, you gotta to have some idea about this sport to understand what i have just written. for me? vaguely, as the last time i touched baseball, it was like more than two decades ago.
the gold leather baseball scores as the first league standard baseball made with 24-karat leather. during the game, for each home run hit of the ‘gold ball’, Major League Baseball (MLB) and State Farm will jointly donate $18,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. the ‘gold ball’ was made possible with a 100% environmentally-friendly technology that fills the leather with 24-karat gold without taking away the natural leather feel. the 24-karat gold leather State Farm Home Run Derby baseballs are available for purchase through Rawlings and Gold Sport Collectibles authorized network in the U.S. and Canada, and via online (through Gold Sport Collectibles and MLB) with a price tag of $149.99. the price includes a display case and an official certificate of authenticity.
Rawlings, together with Gold Sport Collectibles has previously crafted an all gold 24-karat gold leather baseballs (see image after the break), but for the State Farm Home Run Derby, only one panel of the leather are infused with gold. however, if full gold is your cup of tea, then you can grab your all-gold baseball with your favorite team logo or the commemorative edition for $325 a pop. check out Gold Sport Collectibles web store for more detail.