I’m not the first owner of this Nick Swisher card, but I intend to be the last one.
It’s his only game-used memorabilia card that includes a full Logoman MLB logo from the back of his jersey, and it’s from the 2006 Ultimate Collection set. It hit the auction block a few years ago with a pricetag and timing that translated into one thing for me owning it: “No way.”
But It eventually found its way to me when the collector decided to part with most of the Swishes in his stash, selling at a loss, and now it’s mine. It’s not without some minor flaws — a sticker auto with the ink running off and the crooked authentication sticker — but it’s my priciest Swish.
It’s a 1/1 card that also has a Logoman and autograph of Rich Harden, another former A’s player, on the back.
Do you have a Swisher item I might want? Contact me on Twitter, @chrisolds2009.