I made one of my biggest sports memorabilia acquisitions today at Petco Park during the Tigers v. Padres game. The Padres have a new kiosk this season where they are selling game used and authenticated memorabilia from games at Petco. The Miguel Cabrera ball caught my eye when I was on the way to finding my seat. After struggling with the decision for a few innings on whether to pull the string on the purchase, I decided to go through with it.
I had a great talk with the gentleman that works at the kiosk and I will be going back to Petco soon to interview him and look over all of the memorabilia they have for sale. I am looking forward to looking through what they have.
Below is my big purchase from the game. This ball was fouled off by Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera in the 7th inning of last nights game against the Padres. It has also been authenticated by MLB:
I was tempted to pull the trigger on an authenticated Justin Verlander ball as well, but I talked myself out of it. The ball was from a double that Verlander gave up last night.
Below are some more pictures from my day at Petco Park:
It was a great day for a ballgame. I was excited to see Max Scherzer take the mound for the Tigers today. He had 10 strikeouts but ended up giving up 4 runs. I also have Scherzer on my Cuban Defectors team. The Padres took this 5-1.