Artist uses game-used baseballs to make dress

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Game-used dress

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Spring training is the home of surprises — and we have our first for the year.

It’s a game-used dress.

Fans who attend New York Mets home spring games at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., beginning on March 6 will have a chance to own this dress, which is made from the leather shells of 130 game-used MLB baseballs.

Yep, game-used baseballs.

It was created by Florida-based artist Jennifer Hitchner and it will feature autographs from members of the team as they are added this spring. The proceeds from tickets sold for the dress will benefit the Port St. Lucie Little League.

For more information about the project, click here.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

 

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5 comments

  1. kris buonocore 19 February, 2015 at 16:36

    since i live 2 miles from the spring stadium, go to games and my daughter plays softball for Port St. Lucie Little League, i am all for it

  2. phillies_joe 20 February, 2015 at 11:35

    Artistically interesting…..but please stay away from me if you are wearing it. The funk of 130 game used baseball leather I couldn’t handle.

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