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Gold Leather Ball For The State Farm Home Run Derby

Gold Leather Official Baseball For 2011 State Farm Home Run
Gold Leather Official Baseball For 2011 State Farm Home Run

Rawlings, Gold Sport Collectibles and Major League Baseball unveiled the official Gold Baseball for the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby in Phoenix, Arizona. This special ball has one leather panel that is literally infused with 24K gold.

With an MSRP of $149,99 each, these balls will be especially valuable keepsakes for fans in the stands at Chase Field that night. State Farm, in conjunction with the MLB, will donate $18,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of America anytime a golden ball leaves the yard, and $3,000 for every homer that is hit with a regular baseball.

Although a gold ball has been used during the tenth out of the contest since 2005, this will mark the first time that the Home Run Derby baseball will actually be infused with 24K gold. One might assume this would add significant weight to the ball, but this isn’t the case. The process injects gold directly into the leather but the physical feel of the baseball does not change. The ball will still feel normal when hit, as well. The process for making the balls is considered 100 percent environmentally friendly.

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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