Well, the 2011 Christmas season has come and gone. Thank God.
Between work, home, family and friends, it is always a stressful time of year.
Once again, I survived. Not quite sure how I managed, even though I was working 50+ hours weekly, but I made it.
Due to the holidays, my card buying had slowed down. In fact, I only bought one card since my last update. Here it is:
It’s a 2010 Topps Pro Debut Futures Game Jersey, #rd to 25. Pretty sweet looking card! Click the image, and it will take you to my Alvarez card gallery.
Believe it or not, I also did not get anything with the new Jays logo on it for Christmas! Astounding!
I did however, get not one, not two, but over THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS in Blue Jays gift cards!
I’ll give you one guess where I’m heading today…
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Because Bautista was slated to be a part of the new logo unveiling, AJ’s Sportsworld, who has an exclusive agreement with Jose, scheduled an instore autograph signing.
Obviously, I had to go, and spend a stupid amount of money, but it was worth it.
Here’s some pics from the event.
Hard at work
Signing my item
Waiting for my holograms
Signing my brothers card. Apparently, he had never seen his own 2011 Ginter card before
Bill and Jose
When I arrived, I was about 5 people from the front of the line.
When the signing started, there was a little bit of manuvering, which resulted in me not getting my picture taken with Jose.
I explained the situation to my brother when he arrived. He went and discussed this with the owner of AJ’s, who said it would be no problem to get a picture with him.
After Jose signed my brothers card, he explained the situation to Jose, who said it would be no problem to get a picture. Here is the result.
Better than I expected.
Here is what I went home with
It is a Marucci Sports Jose Bautista Player Model bat. The same bat that Jose uses every time he takes to the plate.
I contacted Marucci in the past to inquire about purchasing one of these, and was told they were only available to the player, and never to the general public. That never made sense to me, as you can find them, autographed on eBay.
I guess it is some sort of deal that is worked out between the stores, and the players.
Regardless, I absolutely love it. I’m heading out tomorrow in search of a decent display case for it.
I can’t wait until they bring someone else in for a signing!