The bootay has arrived! If you remember, I won a contest at the end of September that was put on by Mario from Wax Heaven. Well, not so much won, as was just quite possibly the only one who participated (I think that’s how I got that wrestling recapper job last fall too…). Anyway, the winnings by default are here! We’ve got 8 autographs (including one dual auto), 10 jerseys (including one Hall of Famer and one Patch), some much needed distraction, and some sensible advice.
The distraction and advice are from and in regards to my would-be romantic entanglement. Thank you Mario, every bit of both is MUCH-appreciated.
Now then, without further ado, here is the glorious prize that nearly doubles my autograph and game used collections!
Autos First, cuz the jerseys are better.
2007 Bowman Heritage Brad Lincoln Signs
of Greatness AUTOGRAPH #SG-BL… Smile!
2007 Topps Chrome Joaquin Arias RC
2007 Topps Co-Signers Matt Albers/Chris
Iannetta DUAL AUTOGRAPH #CS-AI
2008 SPx Emilio Bonifacio RC AUTOGRAPH
2008 SPx Bronson Sardinha RC AUTOGRAPH
2008 SPx Rob Johnson RC AUTOGRAPH #138
2008 Topps Co-Signers Bronson Sardinha
RC AUTOGRAPH No.108
2008 Topps Co-Signers Arthur Abraham
(Boxer) Solo Sigs AUTOGRAPH… He’s got an excellent record at least.
I really have no idea if any of these guys are any good or not. Arias shows some promise, looking at Baseball-Reference. And I’ve heard of Bonifacio at least.
Now for the Jerseys…
2003 Donruss Studio Lance Berkman Big
League Challenge JERSEY #BLC-4… I’m seriously considering trying to track down this set. I really liked the Pujols Pants card I recently traded to Boxbusters, and I straight up LOVED the Big League Challenge. This card is also somewhat fabled, as it features a unique blue Berkman jersey swatch that your not likely to find anywhere else. It has also been passed between bloggers twice before in trades, and may be again if I decide not to go after the set.
2004 Leaf Certified Materials Roy
Oswalt Mirror White JERSEY no’d 058/100 #166… Mirror White is pretty… *drools*
2005 Bowman Jesus Cota Futures Game
2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic DON
SUTTON Classic Materials JERSEY… Don Sutton as an Astro. This card will go nicely with in my Hall of Fame Hits binder page, with my ’05 Donruss Champions Frank Robinson swatch of something, Donruss Americana 2 Willie Mays swatch of something, and beat up 2002 Diamond Kings Roberto Clemente Gold Parallel #’d to /100.
2007 SPx Justin Verlander Winning
Materials JERSEY #’d 015/199
2007 Topps Allen & Ginter Mark
2007 Upper Deck MLB Artifacts Michael
Young Divisional Artifacts JERSEY
2007 Upper Deck Spectrum Khalil Greene
Spectrum Swatches #’d 154/199
2008 SPx Kenji Johjima Winning
Materials PATCH #’d 10/40… This was the reason I entered in the first place. I loves me some patches, and this is a nice one. I’m expecting a bounce-back year for Johjima-san (is that the right title to use there? I’ll have to ask Yuta…). I think he can be a top 10 or so catcher again.
2008 Upper Deck Spectrum Jacque Jones
Retrospectrum Swatches JERSEY… One for the Cubs Collection, even though he is depicted as a Twin, and is unfortunately hardly remembered and even then not thought highly of as a Cub, despite being solid both years he was with the team.
Pretty nice lot eh? A little Astros-centric with the extras for my Cubby blue bleedin’ heart, but all of them are bonafied superstars and/or Hall of Famers, and that Mirror White is soooo shiny *@_@*, so I’m down with that. I love the lot Mario. Thank you so much for everything. You’ve been a good friend to me, and I will try to return the favor in the future, just as soon as I have something to offer back.
As for this lot, I’m for sure only keeping Sutton, Kenji, Jacque, the boxer (for novelty’s sake), and maybe Berkman for my Personal Collection, so it might just be coming time for BTHE to hold it’s first ever contest *inadvertantly sponsored by Mario*. Assuming anyone in the Sports Card Blogosphere actually regularly reads my nonsense, of course. If nothing else, please inquire if you want/need/will die without any of the cards I’m not keeping. We’ll see if we can’t work something out. 😉