The baseball world was taken by storm yesterday evening, as the New York Yankees inked the top free-agent pitcher on the market, Gerrit Cole. A record-setting 9-year contract worth upwards of $324 million of guaranteed money. After setting the MLB ablaze in 2018 with his arrival to the Houston Astros, Cole followed that up by lighting up the 2019 season campaign. Cole posted a 24-6 record to go along with a 2.39 ERA allowing him, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees in the ALCS and later reaching the World Series but losing to fellow Stephen Strasburg, whom just a day earlier set the previous record for a pitcher at 7yrs/245 million. The move, without a doubt, bolsters the New York Yankees into healthy favorites as World Series contenders as they sought to sign their “White Whale” in Cole this offseason. A record-setting contract which honors the record-setting season he commanded now can only be rewarded as well as topped off by a bidding war over these Pittsburgh Pirates Team Edition Cleats signed by none other than the White Whale himself.
Some of us may never get the opportunity to play at a high level, but others may have a chance of owning a piece of greatness, or that is how a local sports memorabilia authenticator believes with the signing. A quick search and you’ll come across the Pittsburgh Gold laced, well one half of the pair of cleats, sporting the number 45 and Gerrit Cole’s signature amongst the Nike Check Logo leaving room for the admiration of the Camo print Team Editions Nike Air Huarache. The shoe comes with a certificate of authenticity, as well as the possibility of owning another Cole’ cleats emblazoned with a Gold autograph along with a black leather upper. Check it out for yourself and let us know how many cleats or sneakers you’d buy with $324 million?