mercoledì 29 aprile 2009

Steuben Glass To Launch Major League Baseball Crystal Collectibles

Steuben Glass
To Launch Major League Baseball Crystal Collectibles

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Steuben Glass, the premier American hand blown glassmaker, creates a new class of collectibles to capture the baseball enthusiast's individual passions. Steuben's legacy of innovation, creativity and outstanding quality led to this unique partnership with Major League Baseball. Fusing art with baseball, Steuben and MLB have teamed up to create a selection of crystal baseball collectibles. Each piece can be customized with thirty MLB team logos.

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This collection marks Steuben's first entry into the world of major league sports. Highlights include: a crystal replica of a Major League Baseball bat in life size, 18" and 14" versions; crystal baseballs and home plates. Other team collectibles include barware, tabletop decor and ornaments.

Joey Schottenstein, Principal of Steuben notes, "Our partnership with Major League Baseball represents a new era in Steuben's rich American history. We want to create modern masterpieces that capture the imagination, excitement and passion of the sports enthusiast and discerning collector."

"Major League Baseball seeks partners who can deliver the very best for our fans, and Steuben Glass is widely-known for their excellence in glassware around the world," said Howard Smith, Senior Vice President, Licensing, Major League Baseball. "Major League Baseball is committed to offering products with a broad range of price points to reach every fan's desires, and the Steuben baseball-themed collection will provide fans unparalleled quality with a touch of their favorite MLB team."

All pieces in the MLB collection from Steuben are handcrafted, finished and signed in Corning, New York. They are created using Steuben's unparalleled state-of-the art process resulting in optically pure crystal, ensuring its lasting value.

To kick off the season, these MLB items debuted at Steuben's New York Flagship store at 61st and Madison Avenue where they are available for purchase and customization. The product is also available online at and through 800.STEUBEN.

About Steuben Glass: Steuben Glass is the premier art glass manufacturer in the United States, and the world's finest maker of pure crystal. Since 1903, Steuben Glass has been made by hand at the Corning, New York factory. Its unique glass is made from an outstanding optical formula. Steuben's state-of the-art melting ensures glass is exceptionally pure and free of even the tiniest visual imperfections. Each piece of Steuben Glass is painstakingly hand made often using a variety of ages-old techniques that only a few extraordinary artisans in the world are able to master.

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CONTACT: Pat Beh Werblin of Steuben, +1-212-358-9516,

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