By Andrew Liszewski
Imagine the look on the appraiser’s face when you show up to the Antiques Roadshow in 50 years with a baseball that’s not only signed by [insert popular MLB player's name here] but also features a photo and a custom message from them in their own voice! Thanks to Rawlings’ Recordable Autograph Ball the next time you’ve been taken out to the ballgame you can not only ask for your favorite player’s autograph, but also bug them to spend up to 12 seconds leaving a custom greeting for you with the ball’s built-in voice recorder.
A small 1.5-inch frame provides a place to put a photo of your encounter, but I think Rawlings needs to work on including a small digital camera and LCD display allowing you to capture the moment for posterity, or authentication when you decide to sell it in the future. $24.98 from Things You Never Knew Existed.