As a collector of signed baseballs, I'd say that is an official 1980 World Series baseball. They make them every year and they are readily available as they sell them as souvenirs and for autograph collectors. They still use baseballs with special logos for the postseason, ASG, and other events that a team is celebrating (number retirement, hall of fame, anniversary years, etc.). They used the pink, blue, and green laced balls for one or two years for Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Memorial Day, but there were complaints about not being able to pick up the ball as well due to the different colored laces. They had also used red/blue laces for 4th of July. Generally for the ASG, they have used colored laces representative of the host team colors.