This is a commissioned custom piece. **All custom orders must be placed by October 8th to guarantee delivery before Christmas. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if outside of this timeline and need for the holidays.**
ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
Show your state pride by commissioning a custom piece made out of the leather and seams of baseballs in the shape of your state. All states will come double matted and framed. Please choose in the drop-downs which state, frame color, and frame size you would prefer. Orientation and size of the frame will vary based on the state's size.
If you do not see your state listed, please choose OTHER from the menu and fill out in the special instructions which state you would like.
Large frames: Your frame will either be 12x12 inches or 11x14 inches based on state size and orientation. The completed artwork will be approximately 6x6-8 inches based on state size and orientation.
Small frames: Your frame will either be 8x8 inches or 8x11 inches based on state size and orientation. The completed artwork will be approximately 3x3-5 inches based on state size and orientation.
Please email Nate@baseballseamsco.com with your custom request. Monogrammed items are not returnable, unless due to product defect, so please place your order carefully.
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.
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.