View Full Version : My Evan Longoria Collection

06-11-2013, 05:43 PM
Have only been collecting game used items for the past 2 years (spent years building up my Longo card collection before ultimately selling it off to pay for wedding expenses and medical bills) and although it doesn't hold a candle to some of the collections I've seen out there I'm very happy with what I have so far and can't wait to see what I'll be able to add in the future. I'm not wealthy by any means so everything that I have I work hard for and I truly appreciate every piece that I'm able to obtain...This is currently what I have after I've had to sale a few items off for unexpected expenses that have popped up including selling my 2012 Longo JRD jersey and a 2010 Home white that I owned as well..

06-11-2013, 05:49 PM
A few more...

06-11-2013, 05:53 PM
And last but not least my 2011 Longo cleats

06-11-2013, 06:00 PM
The list includes:

2008 Spring Training Jersey
2006 Visalia Oaks BP/Alternate jersey
2013 JRD jersey worn for 2 games including hitting a Home Run in both games, the first day against the Red Sox on that terrible day of the Boston Marathon Bombings and worn again the next game against the Orioles in Baltimore

2011 Game Worn Cleats

2011 Game Used bat (MLB holo was put on bat while still being used and can not be read)

2007 Spring training game used hat (first spring training with the big club)
2011 game worn hat

Baseball was a single that he hit at a game in August 2012 that I attended (labeled as a pitch in the dirt to Keppinger)

2012 Game worn Helmet

2012 game used Batting gloves

06-11-2013, 06:28 PM
Nice collection :)

06-11-2013, 06:37 PM
very nice collection

06-12-2013, 01:07 AM
Just drooled all over my keyboard.

07-02-2013, 02:45 AM
That baseball is cool especially since you were at that game. Do you still have the ticket stub from the game?


07-02-2013, 04:30 AM
That baseball is cool especially since you were at that game. Do you still have the ticket stub from the game?


Yep, I keep at least one ticket stub from every game I go to...

07-03-2013, 08:19 AM
Great Longo collection. Love the game worn hats!

07-26-2013, 08:26 AM
As I posted on the "july pick-ups" thread, here is the jersey I've literally been waiting all season for...According to the Rays it's the first authenticated Dark Blue alternate that they have authenticated for Longoria all season long...it's authenticated to the game against the twins on july 11th when he hit his 18th HR of the year and the 148th of his career

07-26-2013, 08:59 AM
Also wanted to add this one as well, it's also located in the "homerun bats" thread...Thanks to Rich for the photomatches, hopefully I can send some more pics again shortly...here is my 2011 Evan Longoria Gamer that was one of those few bats that had a hologram on it but was still being used...From what I understand Evan has some if not all of his HR bats authenticated and still uses some of them, this explains why the hologram on the knob of the bat can not be read, barely anything is visible on it...this is the photomatch from July 6th, 2011 vs. the Twins (at target field) when he hit his 11th HR of the year and 93rd of his career

09-21-2013, 08:56 AM
A few more recent pick ups...the first is from the 2007 MLB Futures Game where Longo was HBP...
The 2nd ball was a single from 2012 against Scott Diamond at Minnesota

09-21-2013, 09:08 AM
As mentioned in the "September pick ups" thread I'm very excited about another one of my latest pickups...2006 game used Evan Longoria #37 Montgomery Biscuits jersey. He wore this jersey at the end of the 2006 season after being promoted from Hudson Valley, then to Visalia and then onto Montgomery in his first season in pro ball...the following season he switched to #6

09-27-2013, 07:23 PM
Another addition to the "hit" collection...Here is Longo's RBI double off of ryan dempster in the september 11th matchup a few weeks ago against the Red Sox...It was his 794th career hit (142nd of the year), 195th career double (34th of the year) and career RBI 530 (74th of the year)

09-27-2013, 07:59 PM
My 2010 Evan Longoria game used All-Star game BP jersey, Absolutely love this jersey so happy I could finally get my hands on it...

09-27-2013, 08:12 PM
Up next is my 3rd Longo HR jersey of the 2013 season and one of the toughest to find, his Sunday home Columbia Blue Jersey, authenticated to the Sunday August 25th game at the trop against the yankees. in this game he hit career HR 158 (28th of the season) and drove in 2 runs (525 and 526 of his career and #'s 69 and 70 of the 2013 season)

09-27-2013, 08:31 PM
And the last of my recent pickups certainly is one of my favorites. My brother and I travel to St. Pete (from Houston) once a year for a week or so to go watch the Rays play and back on May 27, 2010 we were in St. Pete watching the rays take on the White Sox and with my newly acquired (at the time) iphone I decided to video record a few of Longo's at bats since we typically sit first or 2nd row behind the rays dugout, I mean why not get the best possible seats you can if your on vacation. after the first at bat that I recorded didn't turn out so well I almost decided not to try again but I figured what the hell i'll give it one more shot, and boy I'm glad I did as Longo belted a shot into the left field seats off of Gavin Floyd. The video wasn't exactly Hi-def but hey I had just gotten to see my favorite player hit a bomb and caught it on video, I was so excited I immediately posted it online and still watch it from time to time because it was the highlight of an always memorable trip to St. Pete...So fast forward 3+ years and all of the sudden I see that bat that he used to hit that HR with pop up in an auction and is inscribed with the date, pitcher, and career HR # by Longo, of course I wasn't going to pass it up ;)

09-28-2013, 09:53 PM
Awesome story man!! That was me on ebay and I am extremely happy that bat went to such a passionate collector! Not to mention the background story WITH video of the actual homerun!! And btw, if that helmet of yours ever needs a new home, give me a shout!

10-13-2013, 04:55 PM
Going to attempt to post the link for the video of the HR at bat against Floyd...


11-08-2013, 08:02 PM
my latest pickup, Longo's 2013 postseason hat that is authenticated to Game 2 of the division series against Boston...would love to have a photomatch if anyone could help out, hopefully the dirt spots on the "TB" will help a little..

04-04-2014, 03:12 AM
Picked up this beauty a while back but haven't had much time to post...Rookie gamer from 2008. Best pics I have for now as most of my collection is still packaged up from our recent move into our new home.

04-04-2014, 03:13 AM
A few more pics..

04-12-2014, 09:57 AM
So I'm trying to save up for another BIG piece for my Longo collection but I had an opportunity to acquire this piece for a very good price and needing a few more helmets and and hats I couldn't pass it up...

...The hologram number is HZ-048024 but is listed as game-issued even though it shows use...it's authenticated to April 3, 2014 the night that Longo tied the Rays franchise record with his 163rd career HR in the 7th inning...

...I've been trying to photomatch but it's tough because it doesn't show a TON of use (it was the 3rd game of the season) and I just got to open it this morning so I can't access MLB.TV until I get home...these aren't the best pics bc they are from my Iphone and there are nothing but really bright lights in my building so the glares are bad and you can't really see the tiny scratches and wear on the helmet....there's a couple of spots that might help including the tiny yellow splotches on the back half of the helmet and a few smudges above the "B" on the front of the helmet...ANY HELP PHOTOMATCHING WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

07-08-2014, 07:03 PM
Haven't had much to spend lately because my family and I just took our yearly trip to Florida but was able to score a few more items for my Longo Collection.

Both of these items were from the same game that I was able to go to in Houston...

Game used hit ball and authenticated to Longo's 2 run single

And game used Line up card from that night: pretty good stats from that night Longo had 2 RBI's, Alex Cobb had 11 k's (Rays staff had 16 k's in the game helping push them towards the most strikeouts in a month by a team ever), and Jon Singleton's 4th career HR

07-09-2014, 12:29 AM
Very nice collection. I have a Longoria Double if you have any interest!