The event was sponsored by Adidas, who Nic is affiliated with. They custom make his "Frency 88" shoe for him. Google it. Awesome shoes. My kids by this time were into it. They knew who Nicolas Batum was. And meeting him made perfect sense in their little heads. Why watch him so long on TV without just going and meeting him?
Good sport, that Nicolas Batum. And that was it. Still kind of feels surreal. You invest so much of your time, and sometimes your money, into a favorite player, and it all becomes real in an instant. But I'm glad we did it. I'll always remember it, and I hope the kids do too.
And here's the cards we had signed:
Really, the Orange auto came out great, so did the base. The blue would've looked nice, but my kid touched it while it was still wet. It's ok, it'll be a great family story for years to come. And the Chrome Refractor didn't smudge, but the sharpie didn't take as well. I'm VERY glad I didn't bring all Chrome cards for him to sign. I would've bee devastated if all the autos looked like that.
It did dry though, and it's not bad. But the regular card stock is much better.
You know, getting these four cards, signed in person and being on-card, really just makes sticker autos look so much more ridiculous. Right now, the only liscensed Batum cards that feature on-card autos are the Exquisite RC's. And those run $100+ on ebay. So these to me are priceless. I couldn't be happier with the day or the cards I have now.
Great day all around.