Artist uses game-used baseballs to make 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.