Hey guys, Drew back here! It's been a very busy few weeks for me as I've been settling back into my house for the foreseeable future; sorting cards and memorabilia left and right to ease my temptation to do so when I need to be doing my schoolwork a week from now until May. However, I'm proud to say that I've been able to put up much more posts lately than I have really over the past year, so to keep up with that; I wanted to share a pretty cool gift I got for Christmas that I've never seen before. Behold, the Jeter hologram ball!
Well, maybe this isn't a hologram, but rather a limited edition Laser-Etched Glass Sculpture from the Hamilton Collection made to commemorate Derek Jeter's final season! My mom came across it shopping for Christmas gifts and thought it would be something neat to give me, given Jeter is my favorite baseball player of all time, and I really like it. If you can see in the picture on the left, inside the baseball seams stands a swinging Jeter with his autograph directly to his left. I have no clue how companies make things like this, but I bet the process is pretty cool.
The sculpture came with a Certificate of Authenticity as well as a small player biography that describes the biggest highlights of his illustrious career. I was definitely caught offguard when I got this, but it now sits right next to one of my smaller signed baseball displays in my room (not the one I posted recently) and fits the definition of unique for certain. Thank you again Mom and Dad for the special gift!
A few quick notes before I go:
- If you haven't seen it already, go check out the "Better Know a Blogger" series on Nachos Grande. Today, he posted my interview, so if you're interested in learning more about myself and other bloggers in our community, I strongly recommend it.
- I recently completed all of my Google sheets for each of my player collections, to view them go to My Wantlist under Pages on top of my sidebar and then click any of the individual player's names that feature links and it should bring you directly to each player's spreadsheet! I'm hoping doing this might make it a little easier for people interested in working out trades in the future so you can all see what I have.
- I also finished off my Flickr albums of said PC players, and to view them just scroll a little down my sidebar to "My PC's" and click any of the players under "Baseball Players" to see pictures of my best cards of each player. I did this more as a showcase than anything else, but it could serve as a trade tool as well. I hope to soon have an updated album on Flickr of all my cards for trade. PS, if anyone is looking to do something similar, Flickr is a great, free site that holds a terabyte of photos.