Fine Scotch whiskey, champagne and cognac, Beats special edition wireless headphones, a Russell Wilson autographed football and custom, autographed Mariners ukulele are among the "favorite things" Seattle Mariners have assembled for the annual fundraiser organized by Mariners Wives to benefit Mariners Care.The collections include everything from favorite movies and music
Fine Scotch whiskey, champagne and cognac, Beats special edition wireless headphones, a Russell Wilson autographed football and custom, autographed Mariners ukulele are among the "favorite things" Seattle Mariners have assembled for the annual fundraiser organized by Mariners Wives to benefit Mariners Care.
The collections include everything from favorite movies and music to wine, snacks and hobbies, as well as a trove of autographed items, many game-used. They will be offered for silent bidding on Friday, August 11, during the Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels game (gates open at 5:10 p.m.). All the baskets will be on display near Section 128 on the Main Level at Safeco Field. Bids will be accepted through the 6th inning.
In addition to the collections assembled by the wives of players, coaches and General Manager Jerry Dipoto, there are two theme baskets: "11 Things We Love about Edgar," and Mariners 40th Anniversary Ultimate Fan Pack.
Here are some of the highlights:
Kyle Seager: Bats, Blizzards & Bobbers. Autographed game-used cleats, bat and batting gloves; autographed Kyle Seager bobblehead and Little League Day Kyle Seager kid's cap; $50 Cabela's gift card, $30 Dairy Queen gift card; $20 Wendy's gift card; Snickers and Gatorade, all in an Igloo Cooler.
Marc Rzepczynski: Storm Troopers, Starbucks and Scotch. Autographed cleats, baseball, cap; autographed custom miniature Mariners guitar; Powerbeats 33 wireless headphones by Dre; Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch; $25 Starbucks and Chipotle gift cards; Star Wars toys; Mariners golf balls; playing cards; assorted snacks and candy.
Robinson Canó: All-Star Evening. Autographed baseball and Canó cap; Ace of Spades Champagne: Armand de Brignac Brut Gold (JAY-Z's label); $500 Aqua by El Gaucho gift card.
Robinson Canó: Red Carpet Requirements. Autographed Mariners road jersey; autographed Canó cap; D'Usse cognac, distilled at Château de Cognac, one of the oldest cognac houses in France (JAY-Z's favorite); $500 New Balance gift card; Double Bubble chewing gum.
Edgar Martinez: 11 Things we love about Edgar. Autographed 2017 Mariners home jersey, autographed baseball, commemorative number retirement t-shirt, patch, pin and towel; Edgar Mariners Hall of Fame induction mug; August 2017 Mariners Magazine (with Edgar on the cover); protein powder; Epic beef jerky; Starbucks gift cards; 2017 Edgar "Light Bat" bobblehead; "I Club NY" t-shirt.
Mariners 40th Anniversary "My Oh My Ultimate Fan Pack. Limited edition 2016 autographed Ken Griffey Jr. bat from Hall of Fame celebration; Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 jersey; Griffey number retirement patch; Mariners 40th Anniversary cap, rally towel, patch; Edgar number retirement patch; Sports Illustrated Special Edition: Mariners 40thAnniversary; assorted Mariners game-day promotional giveaway items; sunflower seeds; Double Bubble chewing gum; Cracker Jack.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit Mariners Care, the team's nonprofit foundation which supports primarily youth-oriented charities and organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest. In partnership with the team's corporate partners, Mariners Care has helped raise over $23 million since 1991.