Today's featured piece of cardboard is one I've been after for a long, long time. I could never land one, and they're not all that plentiful, so when I came across and secured the below beaut for under $13 shipped, I was quite the happy camper.
Numbered 04/99, it's a dual auto out of 2008 SP Authentic Chirography pairing my main man Matt Kemp with Baltimore Orioles' outfielder Nick Markakis. Both John Hancocks are on-card and work well with the general design of the card: portraits of each player with the team's color behind them. This pickup also allows me to free up the Markakis auto I already had, which will soon be offered up to an Orioles' blogger I've owed an e-mail to for some time.