So earlier today (Sunday), I finally bought my first professional sports jersey. I decided that since I am going to get a jersey, I better go all the way and get an authentic one. JI suggested on an earlier thread that I should go for the alternative rather than the home white because it will stain less. Plus, it looks much cooler, so I decided to get it.
Choosing which player wasn't hard, ever since becoming a devoted Mariners fan in 2005 (four years and counting!), Felix was by far my favorite player. He was basically supposed to be the icon for the new up and coming Mariners under the now failed Bavasi regime.
He is still very young though, and has yet to hit his prime, and is under Mariners control for several more years, so I figure between Felix and Ichiro, Felix was a safe bet to invest $230 on an authentic jersey. (Not to mention I saved 10% by buying a couple of tickets while I was at the team store) Plus, I am glad to give him whatever royalty I can, since ownership is shafting him by not extending him long term as of yet.
I decided in order to make this OT thread not LLLJ, that this could be a place for us all to share our various memorabilia items. I took the liberty to take a couple pictures of not only my Felix jersey, but also my grease-stained Edgar autographed ball (Edgar was eating a cheeseburger when he signed it). Now all I need to do for the Felix jersey to leap beyond the value of the Edgar ball is to somehow be able to hang out with Felix at his apartment for a day and get an autograph and a picture of me with him.
So, does anyone have any cool memorabilia that they can share?
Edit: I also forgot to ask to anyone that owns an authentic jersey, is it ok to throw it into the wash with the rest of the clothes, or does it have to be taken to the cleaners?
Edit #2: Shameless Promotion!
So at the company I work for, J&D's (The makers of Bacon Salt and Baconnaise), they were looking into doing Bacon body spray, they found a supplier of flavored personal lube. They decided to post this picture on their blog, and it has started to gain nationwide attention, and now I post it here for shiggles. Now they are going to put this plan into action and for all you bacon lovers, you will be able to spread your bacon love into the bedroom!