I was going through some old posts and I saw the post I had made about found gold, discovering the 2004 Team USA team signed bat in my closet. For my new readers, three years ago I was going through some of my older signed bats and came across a bat I had signed by the 2004 Team USA Collegiate team. So I wrote a post about all the players that had signed the bat.
Here were the players that signed:
Danny Bard, Joey Devine Luke Hochevar, Ian Kennedy, Mike Pelfry, Cesar Ramos, Mark Romanczuk, Brett Hayes, Taylor Teagarden, Alex Gordon, Jed Lowrie, John Mayberry Jr., Troy Tulowitzki, Chris Valaika, Ryan Zimmerman, Travis Buck, Trevor Crowe, Drew Stubbs
Of course at the time (2008) I was mostly excited about Alex Gordon, Ian Kennedy, Ked Lowrie and Ryan Zimmerman. However now that I’ve had a chance to see these players grow into MLB players, here is how I see it break down from top to bottom:
Then everyone else. Teagarden, Lowrie, Kennedy, Hochevar, and Mayberry basically flamed out in their MLB careers and are kind of just hanging in there talent wise. Still I think the bat is a great find, value wise I still place it in the $500-$700 region. Someday I might sell it, but for now it’s currently sitting as number three in my memorabilia collection only behind:
1. Wayne Gretzky signed game used stick
2. Bryce Harper / Manny Machado / Jameson Taillon signed tournament of stars bat.
and in front of
4. Brett Favre signed Super Bowl MVP hat
5. Phil Simms / Lawrence Taylor / Jim Burt signed Super Bowl football
what is your best signed memorabilia?