February 28, 2015

What's In My Hidden Treasures Autographed Baseball Box?

One of the great things about living around Atlanta is that each month I could attend three strong card shows if I was ambitious. I've been averaging about two a month and at each show I tend to pick up the materials for five or six blog posts per show. This creates the "problem" of having a lot of material backlogged to post someday and here is one such post.

At one of the first shows I attended I took a chance at his Tristar Hidden Treasures that had been opened for $3.00.  Let's see what was inside...


My autograph turned out to be former Milwaukee Brewers prospect Mat Gamel. He was once the Brewers top third base prospect as you can see from my certificate authenticity. 
 

In 2012 Mat tour his ACL in his knee and missed the entire 2012 season. During Spring Training of 2013 he re-injured the knee and missed 2013 as well. Sadly just a few weeks ago he re-injured his knee for a third time while taking part in advanced Spring Training with the Atlanta Braves. So it looks like his career has been cut short by injury but I've always got a space in my autographed baseball collection for another "Mat" even if it is missing a "t."


2 comments:

The Junior Junkie said...

I'd say that's worth three bucks.

Hackenbush said...

Hey, for three bucks you could always use it to play catch!