Posted 5 years ago
This is the game used line-up card from the Mariners Dugout on 6/24/2011. What makes this unique are a couple things. First I should say I purchased this from the Seattle Mariners Team Store at Safeco Field. It also is authenticated by MLB (see picture) FJ 494126. http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/authentication/index.jsp So I went to this game on 6/24/2011 and what makes it unique is it was a "road" game fro the Mariners while playing at their home field @ Safeco Field. They were playing the Florida Marlins but there was a U2 concert that weekend so they moved the series to Seattle. The line-up card reflects this and says it was played at Sun Life Stadium. I have the ticket stub with it from the games showing it was in fact in Seattle. This also caused a unique situation where for the first game in 38 years since the DH came about that NL rules were used in an American League ballpark. It was neat seeing Felix Hernandez bat at home. Hernandez also got the first hit by a pitcher in the 12 years that Safeco Field has been open. I sat in what they call Kings Court which is a special section that cheers on Felix and you get a cool yellow King Felix shirt and sign.
I work for a retail company in the Seattle Area and just the other week Felix Hernandez came to sign autographs for the Pepsi Max Field of Dreams Tour so I was able to get Hernandez to sign this for me in person which I have pictures of as well.
Here is the article from ESPN for that game ( http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=310624128 ) I also then last week got this professionally framed with conservation glass as well, I printed off the article from the game explaining the significance and my ticket below for the game.