Current Lead Time: 1-2 weeks. If your order is time sensitive, please indicate the requested due date in the Special Instructions section at checkout and we will try our best to accommodate your request.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
In the game of baseball, a batter sometimes will give up his at bat through a sacrifice bunt or pop fly to advance a teammate for the good of the team. Metaphorically speaking, Christians believe that Jesus did the same for us through his "game winning" sacrifice on the cross. Never before has a single image more clearly captured the love of baseball and God's love for us - a cross made from the rugged, worn seams of actual used baseballs. Each cross is made to order and customized to the buyer's wishes. As pictured, the cross is 4"W x 4.5"H in a 5"W x 7"H mat mounted in an 8"W x 10"H frame. A number of scripture verses have been pre-populated in the drop down selections. If you prefer a specific translation or a different verse, please type it out in the "Special Instructions" section at checkout.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
In the Fall of 2001 shortly after the tragic events of 9/11, Nathan Rueckert created a way to express his love for baseball and America in a single image: an American Flag formed from the very seams of "America's Game." Rueckert tore off the leather from three used baseballs and cut a swatch of navy blue mesh from an old baseball jersey in his closet and hand-crafted the very first "America's Game". Shortly thereafter, Rueckert obtained necessary copyrights, started a website, and hunted for more baseballs. Since 2001, Rueckert has cut-up tens of thousands of baseballs obtained from little leagues, high schools, colleges and athletic associations across the country. His work has been proudly featured in prominent retail outlets such as the Baseball Hall of Fame, 5 different Major League Baseball stadiums, and SkyMall Catalog.
BULK PRICING & WHOLESALE INFO:
For bulk pricing related to wholesale or fundraising requests, or any other general artwork inquiries, please email Nathan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Please note that since each artwork is individually crafted from used tattered baseballs, each artwork is uniquely different in color and appearance with scuff marks and dirt stains. In addition, some pieces of art may contain pieces of wording of the baseball manufacturer, league or associations. Nathan Rueckert and The Baseball Seams Co., LLC is NOT sponsored, licensed, endorsed, or affiliated in any way by any baseball manufacturers, professional baseball leagues or competitive associations.