Another Justin Bieber’s autograph has been put up on auction by Baseball player J.J. Putz. The relief pitcher had recently pulled a lucky trading card featuring the 18 year old pop star’s autograph had decided to put it up on auction. The proceeds of the sale will be going in for charity. A similar card was sold on eBay for $4500 earlier this year.
These cards are distributed by Panini America headquarters in Dallas where another player Brad Ziegler visited & bought it supposedly as a ‘joke’ gift termed by Putz. But after it was opened by Putz it was as if Bieber fever was all round the baseball fraternity. The D-Backs were in town to play the Rangers.
Despite of Putz having two children whom he could have easily given the autographed card, he chose to give it for a greater cause. In a statement, Putz said,”Given the way I obtained this card, I think the only responsible course is to donate it to charity. I have the chance to raise money and awareness for two important causes. Besides, convincing my twin girls I was better off taking them to Justin Bieber’s Believe Tour kickoff concert on Sept. 29 in Phoenix rather than keeping the card, put me in the running for father of the year.”
Though announcing that he was not a big Justin Bieber fan, he may have later realized that he was losing on a good opportunity for some media excitement and also maybe blowing away a good public relations oppurtunity by speaking against Bieber.
The proceeds will go to Pastime for Patriots which has been created by Ziegler to help support our servicemen and servicewomen as well as their families. Another charity called Strike 3 Foundation will also benefit from the huge bucks which is a charitable agency that heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for childhood cancer research.
Bieber, himself a great charitable persona would be really happy for this cause. So all you fans, another oppurtunity to make some children smile. Remember when you smile , they smile. The auction will be on at www.dbacks.com/auctions through July 1st.