Over the years Perez has painted numerous Phillies stars for the early bird gift lithographs - Cole Hamels, Mike Lieberthal, and most recently 2010 Cy Young Award Winner Roy Halladay. This week's collectible discussion will focus on the 2010 offering which depicted the team announcements before Game 3 of the 2009 World Series. The Series switched back to Philadelphia on Halloween Night - October 31, 2009 and this lithograph shows Phillies manager, Charlie Manuel shaking hands with Yankees skipper Joe Girardi. The 18"x25" poster is individually numbered XXXX/1200 and signed in pencil by Perez.
I had not seen one of these lithographs until last spring and picked it up for $20 on eBay, but recently saw a few pop-up over the past two weeks. I have started getting my poster signed by members of the 2009 NL Champions - and have received a lot of good comments from fellow collectors at either CBP or the card shows when I get it signed. Be on the look-out for these - a great addition to any Phillies room.