Thursday, August 11, 2011
Stargell Printing Plate 1/1 and 1/1 Bat
I just received my first Willie Stargell printing plate in the mail yesterday. As I've said before I really like the quirkiness of a printing plate. They're very unique, as proven by their 1 of 1 nature. I always prefer getting the black or yellow printing plates of the Pirates just because I think they look cool being in the team's colors. This is now my 6th Pirate Printing Plate. I will share another one with you tomorrow.
Earlier in the year, the Bradenton Marauders were auctioning off a bat signed by the entire team for charity. Some of the notable signatures include FSL All-Stars Aaron Baker (recently traded to Baltimore for Derrek Lee), Kyle McPherson (promoted to AA), Jarek Cunningham, and Robbie Grossman. This is a 1/1 collectible and I could not be more happy to be the winning bidder and help a good cause at the same time.
On another note, I received the autographed Robbie Grossman card I bought off eBay last week that I had highlighted in a previous post. The card is sweet looking, but Robbie's got to make that signature better. LOL!
There's a really interesting article about Robbie's progress this year here. I expect big things out of Robbie and suspect that he will emerge as a top prospect in the coming years.