Box Busters: 2011 World Stars baseballs

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 World Stars boxes from Brothers Inc. in Japan in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out. Each box should contain one autographed baseball … maybe more.

Want to see more artballs — and get the lowdown on how to order them if you’re not in Japan? It’s after the jump.

If your Japanese is good, you can order them by clicking here. If you’re like most of us and can’t, then you can click here for their international form or contact Brothers Inc. directly via email at brothers@bd.wakwak.com.

The boxes cost $119.99 apiece (price includes express shipping from Japan) with 12-box cases also available — only 720 total boxes were made.

An autographed baseball is found in every box and artballs are found one in every 12. Some of the artball subjects and signers include:  Sadaharu Oh, Hideki Matsui, Stan Musial, Cal Ripken, Hank Aaron, Mike Tyson, Hulk Hogan, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Scottie Pippen. All autographs are certified by TRISTAR, Mounted Memories, PSA or JSA.

Because of its limited nature, many of the artballs are produced in limited quantities — most are 1/1s with some as plentiful as three. Sadaharu Oh is the most plentiful with six.  (See a list of who’s in this one by clicking here.)

— Chris Olds

8 Comments

  1. Jeff Fisher
    Posted January 4, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    I just don’t understand getting non baseball players on a baseball. Would you get a baseball player on a boxing glove?? I don’t think so.

  2. chrisolds
    Posted January 4, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Jeff: baseballs are also very popular with another collecting area — presidential autographs.

  3. Chris Gitz
    Posted January 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Updated odds for art balls: 1 in every 12.4 boxes. Looking forward to the contest!

  4. Kevin
    Posted January 4, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    That’s a pretty cool product

  5. Greg
    Posted January 4, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Well those are down right cool! That’s what the hobby needs, more fun stuff!!!

  6. Posted January 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Hello
    Im kazu
    Thank you very much Mr Chris & Mr Brian & all BECKETT stuff.
    I am very happy.
    Thank you
    kazu

  7. Posted January 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    also, This box buster use 2 PROMOTION boxes manufactured besides the hobby market boxes.

  8. Posted January 5, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Hello
    Jeff Fisher,Chris Gitz, Kevin and Greg
    Thank you very much interested
    All Artbaseball Portrait Artist Ms Mayumi Seto only use 0.5mm blue point pen.
    please click link “Kazu” 2011 world stars international order webpage.
    Thak you very much
    kazu

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