2007 UD Black Jason Bay Bat Barrel Auto /10
Well, I had no idea this card existed. I'm probably tuned in to Jason Bay cards more than any other player in my Pirates collection, but this one still slipped through the cracks. Obviously the low print run is the reason why, but I'm still surprised that I've never seen this card pop up. I even searched UD Black a lot over the years because Tom Gorzelanny and Adam Laroche had some nice cards within the set.
Finding new Bay autos these days us pretty tough so when I first saw this I put a good sized opening bid in. Bay cards don't sell for much these days, but I figured this one would at least approach the $15-20 range because of the high end set and rarity. For whatever reason the card sold for under $7 and even with shipping stayed under the $10 mark. That was a pleasant surprise.
Bay is the only player in my collection that I have a completest attitude towards. I must subconsciously credit him for keeping my Pirate fandom alive even when the team was hard to watch. Thanks Jason Bay! You will live forever in my saved eBay searches.
Thanks for reading.