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Detroit Tigers & Fox Sports Detroit Broadcast Auction

"My Favorite Things" with the Tigers Wives

Tune into Fox Sports Detroit or MLB.TV on Wednesday, September 16 for the Detroit Tigers and Fox Sports Detroit broadcast auction to benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation to support Tiny Tigers, a t-ball and junior baseball program funded by the Foundation in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan.

The auction will feature baskets hand-packed by the Tigers Wives filled with their husbands' favorite things. From gift cards to their favorite restaurants, to their favorite CD and DVD, the Tigers Wives have personally selected items to showcase their famous husbands' favorite things. Each basket also includes unique memorabilia ranging from baseball cards to game used items to autographed memorabilia.

The three packages described below will be auctioned during the broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit and MLB.TV. Each package includes the items listed and are sold as is.

Fans may bid place a bid or donate by calling the auction hotline at (313) 471-2100. Tigers Wives, Fox Sports Detroit reporters and Tigers front office personnel will answer the auction hotline with the game's first pitch through the final out of the 8th inning. Winners will be announced during the post-game show on Fox Sports Detroit.

The first 100 people to call and donate $20 or more will receive a Tigers and Fox Sports Detroit Autograph prize pack including an autographed photocard of a 2009 Detroit Tigers player, and autographed Fox Sports Detroit broadcaster and a 2009 Detroit Tigers giveaway item.

AUCTION PACKAGE #1: INGE, NI, HUFF

This auction package includes baskets packed with the favorite things of Tigers players Brandon Inge, Fu-Te Ni and Aubrey Huff.

This basket was packed by Shani Inge, wife of Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge. The basket includes the following "favorite" things:
  • Xbox 360 game system
  • Gears of War 2 for Xbox 360
  • Call of Duty: World at War for Xbox 360
  • Flick Trix Mongoose toy BMX bike
  • Ogio toy BMX bike
  • Transformers temporary tattoos
  • DVD - "300" (rated R)
  • 100 Golf Digest Golf Tees
  • 12 Nike Juice 312 golf balls
  • Chips Ahoy chewy chocolate chip cookies
  • Velveeta Shells and Chesse
  • Starbucks French Roast Extra Bold coffee
  • Nottage Hill Merlot (2003)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness travel coffee mug
  • University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's and Women's Hospital fleece jacket
  • $20 gift card to Wendy's
  • Autographed photo signed by Brandon Inge
  • 2009 All-Star Game Official Program autographed by Brandon Inge
  • 2009 American League All-Star youth jersey autographed by Brandon Inge
This basket was packed by Mini Lie, fiancée of Tigers pitcher Fu-Te Ni. The basket includes the following "favorite" things:
  • Lego Creator set includes 64 pieces (ages 6-12)
  • Morinaga's Milk Caramel
  • One package of Taiwanese noodles
  • One bottle of apple juice
  • Nano A Power necklace
  • "Capsule Fighter Online" (DVD Rom, online game)
  • Autographed baseball signed by Fu-Te Ni
  • Two Wodz key chains autographed by Fu-Te Ni
  • Wodz nylon bag autographed by Fu-Te Ni
This basket was packed by Baubi Huff, wife of Tigers infielder Aubrey Huff. The basket includes the following "favorite" things:
  • Double Stuff Oreo cookies
  • Pringles sour cream and onion potato chips
  • Planters lightly salted cashews
  • Dunkin' Donuts dark roast coffee
  • Tic Tacs, orange
  • Transformers action figure, Megatron
  • DVD - "Transformers" (rated PG-13)
  • DVD - "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (unrated)
  • CD - "Johnny Cash, 16 Biggest Hits"
  • Kappa Sudoku Puzzles book
  • Sports Illustrated, "Fantasy Football Guide 2009"
  • Autographed baseball signed by Aubrey Huff
AUCTION PACKAGE #2: THAMES, WASHBURN, BONDERMAN

This auction package includes baskets packed with the favorite things of Tigers players Marcus Thames, Jarrod Washburn and Jeremy Bonderman.

This basket was packed by Danna Thames, wife of Tigers outfielder Marcus Thames. The basket includes the following "favorite" things:
  • Froot Loops cereal
  • Now and Laters candy
  • Rolo candy
  • V8 V-Fusion, peach mango
  • DVD - "Law & Order, Special Victims Unit", Year 7
  • Armor All Extreme Tire Shine Gel
  • AquaDry PVA Drying Towel
  • Wash bucket
  • Pair of Nike wristbands
  • Pair of Nike batting gloves (men's extra large)
  • Authentic Rawlings Marcus Thames glove autographed by Marcus Thames
  • $25 iTunes gift card
  • $40 gift card to Whistle Stop Restaurant & Bakery
  • Jax Express Gift Pak - 10 exterior car washes
  • Game-used autograph bat signed by Marcus Thames
This basket was packed by Kerrie Washburn, wife of Tigers pitcher Jarrod Washburn. The basket includes the following "favorite" things:
  • $50 gift card to Cabela's
  • $50 gift card to Max & Erma
  • $25 Gift Card valid at On the Border, Chili's, Macaroni and Maggiano's
  • Harry & David Chocolate Malt Balls
  • Harry & David Chocolate Truffles
  • Blokus board game
  • Detroit Tigers blanket
  • Tigers Stainless Steel traveler coffee mug
  • Tigers batting practice hat
  • Foam Tiger Claw
  • Hooked on Fishing Christmas ornament
  • 3 baseball cards autographed by Jarrod Washburn
  • Tigers magazine autographed by Jarrod Washburn
  • Four (4) of Jarrod Washburn's personal tickets to a 2009 Detroit Tigers regular season home game (for a mutually selected date)
This basket was packed by Amber Bonderman, wife of Tigers pitcher Jeremy Bonderman. The basket includes the following "favorite" things:
  • One bottle of Marques De Casa Concha Chilean Merlot (2005)
  • One bottle of Terrunyo Carmenere Chilean wine (2005)
  • Two wine glasses
  • Houdini Lever Corkscrew and Foil Cutter
  • Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator
  • Pumpkin Spice Hershey's Kisses
  • Four cans of Full Throttle Original energy drink
  • Fritos JalapeƱo Cheddar cheese dip
  • Skullcandy Ink'd headphones
  • "Sons of Anarchy", Season 1 DVD set (four disc set)
  • Autographed baseball signed by Jeremy Bonderman
  • Autographed photo signed by Jeremy Bonderman
AUCTION PACKAGE #3: VERLANDER, AVILA, EVERETT

This auction package includes baskets packed with the favorite things of Tigers players Justin Verlander, Alex Avila and Adam Everett.

This basket was packed by Emily Yuen, girlfriend of Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander. The basket includes the following "favorite" things:
  • Game Gallery 300 piece poker set (ages 10 & up)
  • Pringles Salt and Vinegar potato chips
  • One bottle of Gatorade - Frost Glacier Freeze
  • Raisinets
  • KitKats
  • DVD - "Justin Verlander's No Hitter"
  • DVD - "24", Season 1 (six disc set)
  • 2KSports, NBA 2K9 for Xbox 360
  • 2KSports, Major League Baseball 2K9 for Playstation 3
  • Six Titleist Pro V1 golf balls
  • Detroit Tigers golf glove (men's medium/large)
  • Phiten necklace
  • $100 gift card to Ocean Prime restaurant
  • $25 gift card to AMC Movie Theatres
  • $15 iTunes gift card
  • 2009 Detroit Tigers Magazine, Issue No. 3
  • Autographed photo signed by Justin Verlander
  • Autographed baseball signed by Justin Verlander
  • Autographed cap signed by Justin Verlander
  • Authentic Rawlings Justin Verlander glove signed by Justin Verlander
  • Detroit Tigers-Justin Verlander t-shirt autographed by Justin Verlander
  • 2009 American League All-Star batting practice jersey autographed by Justin Verlander
This basket was packed by Kristina Perez, fiancée of Tigers catcher Alex Avila. The basket includes the following "favorite" things:
  • Reduced fat Cheeze-Its
  • Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies
  • Junior Mints
  • Rapala Spincast Combo - 36 piece combo kit including fishing rod, tackle and tackle box
  • DVD - "Platoon" (rated R)
  • DVD - Walking Tall (rate PG-13)
  • DVD - Cast Away (rated PG-13)
  • Detroit Tigers Nike Dry Fit t-shirt (size XL)
  • Detroit Tigers cap
  • Detroit Tigers rally towel
  • Autographed baseball signed by Alex Avila
  • Game-worn autographed batting gloves signed by Alex Avila
This basket was packed by Jennifer Everett, wife of Tigers shortstop Adam Everett. The basket includes the following "favorite" things:
  • Igloo cooler with shoulder strap
  • DVD - "Yes Man"
  • DVD - "Ironman"
  • "Obsessed With Baseball" game/book
  • Twizzlers
  • Lays Staz sour cream and onin potato chips
  • Milk Duds
  • Butterfinger Minis
  • Detroit Tigers Phiten necklace
  • Two Detroit Tigers Phiten bracelets
  • Autographed baseball signed by Adam Everett

Auction packages will be available for pick up at Comerica Park beginning on Wednesday, September 23, 2009. Should an auction winner require delivery of baskets, shipping and handling charges will apply. Auction participants must be 21 years of age as auction baskets may contain alcohol.