This card ended up being my Christmas present to myself. I was browsing eBay, and had a bit of Paypal to burn. I really wanted to get ‘something’ rather than just fritter it away on a $5 purchase here and a $4 purchase there. I stumbled across an auction for this card.
As with many cards issued between 1999 and 2007 – I had never seen it before. The seller had a few different variations available (different sized bat pieces, different serial numbering), but this was the top dog. A nice chunk of game used bat, and an autograph on the same chunk of bat. Sure, the signature is a little wavy, but that’s because of the grain in the wood. When you run your fingers over the wood, it is really obvious why Hamilton had a tough time signing the piece – its very rough. I doubt the markers lasted very long with this signing.
This card arrived a few days ago, so it ended up being either a belated Christmas present or an early Ukraininan Christmas present for me. Either way, I am happy. Adding an auto’d game used piece to my collection is always a good day.