This bottle opener is crafted from an MLB Authenticated Game Used baseball, featuring the unmistakable red stitching and little scratches and scuffs that let you know it has seen game-play. An aluminum bottle opener finding is engraved with your team of choice's name. Officially licensed by Major League Baseball, a tamper-evident hologram sticker is adhered to each bottle opener to ensure authenticity. Each bottle opener comes gift-boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Officially licensed by Major League Baseball, each MLB artifact is authenticated under the auspices of the MLB Authentication Program and carries a uniquely numbered hologram that allows fans to verify their item at MLB.com. MLB Authenticators witness, log, and adhere holograms to each baseball that comes out of play. Thus the details of each baseball are linked to a unique hologram number in this online database. a tamper-evident hologram sticker is adhered to each artifact to ensure authenticity.
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.