Is that a real baseball? All Star game balls feature unique colored stitching that follows the colors of the hosting team stadium. This makes for a pair of colorful, conversation-starting cuff links. Set in sterling silver with swivel findings. The back side of each cuff link is hallmarked "All Star 2010." Officially licensed by Major League Baseball, a tamper-evident hologram sticker is adhered to each cuff link to ensure authenticity. Each pair of cuff links comes gift-boxed with a certificate of authenticity.
Periodic cleaning with a silver cloth is recommended.
The MLB Authentication Program was launched in 2001 so that memorabilia purchasers could have a comfort level that authenticated materials are in fact 100% genuine and can be referenced in an online database. It was the late 90's when Tony Gwynn happened to walk into the San Diego Padres team store and noticed fake signatures of his on items for sale.
The incident led to an FBI investigation which resulted in MLB hiring Authenticators from law enforcement in every city Major League teams play. These individuals are field-side at every game and witness balls going into the dirt, bats breaking, etc. They immediately receive a tamper-proof hologram produced by OpSec, U.S.
These same Authenticators visit Tokens facility to track and witness the game used materials going through production and place the final hologram on the finished item. This is your assurance that your purchase was made from genuine MLB game used artifacts.