Who knew? At the core of every Major League baseball there are 130 yards of usable wool yarn.
After carefully unwinding the cores, the light gray and cream colored strands are braided with a bamboo cord of your team's color into this subtly stylish bracelet. Braided by hand in California with a silver plated charm attached.
Baseball used may be home or away.
Each bracelet comes in an MLB gift box with authentication & care cards.
Each bracelet is adjustable from 6" - 9" to fit most wrists, with a silver plated charm attached.
Officially licensed by MLB.
Through Tokens’ relationships with the teams, MLB authenticated game used balls are acquired and transferred to our California studio. The leather outers are carefully separated from the yarn cores, all in the presence of an MLB authenticator to maintain the chain of custody that follows each ball through finished product. The outers go into production as watches, money clips, cuff links & pendants.
The MLB authenticator also witnesses each baseball's wool core being unspooled. Each section of unwound yarn receives its own hologram designation for tracking the yarn through the braiding process.
Once braided, a master hologram sticker ensures authenticity. Look up hologram number at MLB.com to learn further details of ball's game history.
How A Ball Winds Up Becoming a Ball
Balls are made by hand in Central America at a Rawlings factory. At a baseball's core is a small rubber ball called the “pill”. Around this pill, a layer of gray yarn is wound. Next up comes a cream colored and then another layer of gray. Its finished off with a thin, white thread. In all, some 130 yards of yarn are needed to build the core to regulation size. From there, two leather outers are stitched with the familiar red thread, the ball is stamped with logos and a game-ready Major League baseball is born.