Leather and Silver 18mm drop earrings made from used NCAA Baseball - Washington State University
These handmade earrings feature swatches of leather from the cover of an official NCAA baseball that was found behind Bailey-Brayton Field on the Washington State University campus in Pullman, WA in May of 2019.
The baseball was found on a non-game-day and the wear on it (the Pac12 logo is mostly worn-off) suggests it was probably a practice ball.
WSU BASEBALL FACTS:
- Bailey-Brayton Field is named for legendary WSU baseball coaches Buck Bailey and Chuck "Bobo" Brayton
- There have been 32 former WSU baseball players who played in the Majors
- WSU baseball's most successful alums include John Olerud, Ron Cey, Aaron Sele, Scott Hatteberg, and Tom Niedenfuer
- Hatteberg appeared as himself in the movie "Moneyball"
- Former Cougars Mark Hendrickson and Gene Conley are two of only twelve men to play in both the NBA and MLB
- Former Cougar and Major Leaguer Mike Kinkade is now the head baseball coach at Pullman High School (In WSU's hometown of Pullman, WA)
- Earring bezels and ear wires are lead-free stamped brass and plated nickel-free with .999 Fine Silver.
- Leather with lacing was hand-punched from the leather cover of the baseball, cemented into the earring bezels, and brushed with a light coat of resin.
- Base Metal: Brass
- Finish: Antiqued Silver
- Total Length: 20.4mm
- Width: 13.7mm
- Depth: 2mm
*Please note that Curveball Keepsakes is not affiliated with the NCAA or WSU.