This collection is handcrafted from an MLB Authenticated Game Used Philadelphia Phillies Baseball from Game 2 of the 2008 World Series. The Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4 games to 1 to win the Championship.
Cuff Links are set in sterling silver and hallmarked Phillies WS 2008 on back.
Each item comes gift-boxed with an authentication instruction card.
Measures 7/8" in diameter
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 item we produce to ensure authenticity.
Learn more about the Tokens x MLB Authentication partnership.
How did Tokens Secure these Baseballs?
Tokens & Icons has been a licensee of Major League Baseball since 2009. We work closely with MLB’s authentication department and have fortunately been able to secure these game used artifacts directly from MLB.
Yes, however balls used in the World Series have special markings on the outer cover that denote the year of the World Series and a unique World Series logo design that changes from year to year
Why Do Different World Series Balls have Different Color Markings?
What is the Difference Between Game Used and Game Ready World Series Baseballs?
Game ready, as the name suggests, are balls that have all the World Series markings, have been prepared for use in the game, but never were put into play. Tokens uses only Game Used baseballs.
Is this collection Limited? Will Tokens be Getting More World Series Balls from my team in the future?
It mostly depends on ball availability. While there is a possibility we'll have the opportunity to secure more World Series balls in the future, World Series Collections will never be high volume items, in this sense the collection is limited.
Will There Be Additional Products Made from World Series Balls?
Tokens uses the outer leather covers for a series of Watches, Cuff Links, Leather Bracelets & Pendants and the inner wool core for Friendship Yarn Bracelets. This more or less uses up the entirety of the ball.
Periodic cleaning with a silver cloth is recommended.
The Long Road to a Championship
It takes 162 games and the playoffs to get to the World Series where the whole season hangs on every pitch. The team earns the Championship and fans gain a story to share. Maybe its the Ortiz speech at Fenway in 2013 or the rain-delayed Game 7 that we thought would never end in 2016.
This collection is built from baseballs that were a part of it. As balls came off the field they have been tracked by MLB authenticators all the way to your wrist, cuff or pocket.
These enduring pieces say much more than which team you rooted for. They reveal your passion for the past and give you a chance to share your stories.