Tim gets to attend Indians games on a regular basis. Well, for someone like me that can't attend any at all, it's a regular basis. As it turned out, he was there when Thome came to Cleveland on August 13, 2011, just a few short days before Thome would come to stay in Cleveland again! he sent a slew of photographs from the game:
(That would be Sandy Alomar wearing 15, thank you!)
(Choo getting ready to bat)
(Shin-Soo Choo, if you please!)
(Matt LaPorta in the field)
(Tim wrote, "It was great to see Jim Thome albeit in a Twins uniform." Little did we know...)
(I cropped these, but left the other 'cameraman' in this one: everyone wanted a pic of Thome)
Not only did I receive cool in-game pics, but I also received three "Batter Up!" editions: The Bob Feller Tribute, the Alomar/Blyleven HOF edition, and the Josh Tomlin feature:
But, wait! There's more! How about a Columbus team schedule:
And, a 3rd edition Indians team schedule:
PLUS (oh yeah, he did not stop there folks!), a coupel of WAHOO bucks! I can use these to get $5 off tickets to the Extreme Fan Zone, should I be able to make it there some day. I wonder when these expire... Hmm...
A huge THANKS goes out to Tim for sending some very cool Indians goodies! And, yes, I put the goodies in my collection along with my cards. I have a "Miscellaneous" category I created in TheCardCollector for just such items!