I've been after a Trevor Bauer auto for quite some time, as he's one of the best prospects to ever come out of my Alma mater, UCLA. While I really wanted his signature, I wasn't after just any Bauer John Hancock. I've had one in mind since first seeing it and becoming aware of its existence, and after many months, I finally took the hard-signed plunge into the blue beyond.
Numbered 16/99 and featuring the most awesome inscription on a card I've ever seen - "kgang" - it hails from 2011 Leaf Draft and is the blue parallel /99, which is apropos considering Bauer was a Bruin. The beautiful blue hue of the background shows up much, much better in the scan than it does in-hand.