When a player becomes a New York Yankee, a lot changes — and it’s got nothing to do with long hair (read the link … he had a great reason), beards, Hollywood wives, etc.
It’s got everything to do with deep-pocketed fans of, hands down, the most-successful baseball team in the world.
Nick Swisher being a New York Yankee means I end up paying more for his key cards — if I can land them at all.
One such example? This 2009 SP Authentic Signatures card is a short-print — and it’s one of just a few Yankees autographs. But it’s also just one of the many stickers he’s signed for a few years now — just like plenty of cheaper autographs out there. I got sick of missing out on the card — the few times it came up for sale — and I had to pony up to land it for the cost of about 4-5 other Swish autographs.
It’s the pinstripes. Guaranteed.
But this Beckett.com forum post is pretty entertaining, though.
Do you have a Swisher item I might want? Contact me on Twitter, @chrisolds2009.