Welcome to Can You Etch It, the web’s first laser engraving series that specializes in laser engraving strange, unique, and even common items. Today I wanted to continue the theme from a previous episode so I decided to laser engrave a baseball.
A laser engraved baseball has many possible uses. It could be to keep track of a team’s practice balls. Another use would be as unique end of season trophies, providing the player a trophy they can actually use. A baseball could be laser engraved with a date and team score creating a one-of-a-kind keepsake for the fan who caught that foul ball.
Laser engraved baseballs could also be used as creative business cards for the sport’s agent, as a give-away by an sporting goods manufacturer or retailer, or souvenirs by local teams. Whatever the use, the result is a customized, usable item that will be enjoyed by all who receive it.
Why a Baseball?
Baseball is a very popular sport. I have been thinking of customizing a baseball with the date, the teams, and scores of a game when a fan caught the foul ball. In addition to that, I thought a baseball would make a better trophy than the standard inexpensive common trophies that all players get. After a few years, many of those trophies are forgotten and either thrown away or given away. With a customized baseball, at least the player will have something to use in the future, even after the trophy sentiment is gone.
Here is a video of the baseball being engraved by the laser (lasts about a minute and a half).
Can You Etch It Roundup
For those of you who are keeping score, the list is as follows: a baseball, a Frappuccino bottle, a tennis ball, 12 Scrabble tiles, a custom ink stamp, Thank You cards, M&M’s, a slice of bread, a clothes pin, a cinnamon stick, a sweet potato, a walnut, and a toothpick. Let me know if you have any suggestions for future installments.
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Have a great weekend.