Truth be told, I have a relatively small Tony Stewart collection Just a couple of shelves crowded with stuff and another shelf in my office at work- plus a full-size Standee of Tony that stands in my office at work (because my poor dog was scared of the standee). That’s it.
That’s not t say that I don’t have some favorite items in that collection. I have two favorites…where if the house was burning down I would try to save first (after family and Roxy of course). It’s funny because both of them are favorites of mine more because of the story involved in them then the actual item itself.
Let me show you the first one:
This is my 10 Years at JGR poster that I had Tony sign at the Home Depot in Pleasanton in advance of the 2008 race at Infineon. I had taken the day off to go up to Pleasanton to have it signed by Tony. The following weekend I took my prized poster in to be professionally framed. I picked out a silver frame and a black mat with orange accent mat. I forked over a small fortune and waited the 10 days before it would be completed. I when I picked it it- I was instantly in love with it despite one glaring error. They framed it with an ORANGE mat with black accent mat. But I think it looked even better that way then the way I had envisioned it. The sucker hangs prominently and weighs a ton so if there is ever an earthquake and I am anywhere near it I will probably die if it comes down on top of me. Don’t even get on me about how Home Depot is not his sponsor anymore. I know that. But I still love it and I paid a pretty penny not to have it proudly grace my walls.
My second favorite is an item I won off of eBay from the Tony Stewart Foundation. It’s an autographed Victory Lane picture from the Kansas 2009 win:
Now this one is a favorite because of the story around it. All I can say is it involved somewhat of a dare and after having our original inscription denied, some bantering back and forth between Misty and I on what it should actually say. Due to the dare- Misty got to choose the inscription.
So those are my favorites. What are yours? Is there a story behind it?
And now for the contest. I ordered two 1:64 diecasts of the KHI #4 Oreos car that Tony drove at Daytona:
So I thought I would give one away. To enter this contest all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen by random draw. You have until midnight (pacific time) on August 31st, 2011 to leave your comment on this post to be eligible for the drawing. You can comment as many times as you want BUT will only be entered in the drawing once. You must leave a valid email address in your comment so that I may contact you for your mailing information. Good luck!
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