PRESS RELEASE(For Immediate Release)
SANTA BARBARA, CA (www.BrandNew.net) September 19, 2007 — Fashion designer Marc Ecko, who purchased Barry Bonds' home run record breaking baseball for $750,000, has decided to leave the fate of the ball to the public and baseball fans alike by allowing them to vote for one of three options through his website
A) Bestow It - Give the ball to Cooperstown (baseball's Hall of Fame.)
The ball that broke Hank Aaron's career homerun record belongs in the
Hall of Fame.
Ecko contacted BrandNew Industries this week to commission the branding iron that
would be used to burn an asterisk into the Bonds' baseball in the event the public chooses
to "Brand It". "We are very excited to have the opportunity to make our mark in baseball
history," said Sean Clayton, owner of BrandNew Industries and a baseball fan himself.
B) Brand It - Burn an asterisk into the ball with a branding iron, adding a
permanent footnote to the record. Then send it to Cooperstown.
C) Banish It - Put the ball on a rocket ship and launch it into orbit, a moon
shot for the ages. Out of sight, out of mind.
BrandNew Industries, Inc. has been making industrial and craftsman branding equipment
for nearly 20 years and is a world leading developer of custom branding equipment and
innovative branding solutions.
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