Originally posted on Busted Coverage  |  Last updated 9/21/12

Ask 100 random people who Mike Trout is . Unless you’re at a sports bar or in Los Angeles, only 15 or so will know this guy is the best thing to happen to baseball since Ken Griffey Jr. debuted in 1989. If it wasn’t for a Triple Crown year from Miguel Cabrera, Trout would win the A.L. Rookie of the Year and MVP. But what do we really know about this guy?

Thanks to an Angels “Favorites Basket” auction, we know quite a bit.

The team is auctioning off these baskets packed with a player’s favorite everyday items and some autographed memorabilia to add value. Think of it as a chance for fans to connect with players and win a cool gift pack.

Trout’s basket includes:

  • Mike Trout game used autographed shoe
  • Mike Trout autographed baseball
  • Mike Trout autographed bat. EK 011502
  • Benihana gift card
  • Nike Power Distance golf balls – 12
  • Jack Links “Sweet & hot” Beef Jerky
  • Airheads candy
  • The Jersey Shore Season 1 DVD
  • Prison Break Season 4 DVD
  • Philadelphia Eagles t-shirt
  • Vlasic Kosher Dill Pickles

Let’s compare the Trout basket with the Albert Pujols basket belonging to the guy who was supposed to take the Angels to a World Series.

  • Albert Pujols autographed jersey
  • Albert Pujols autographed Wheaties box
  • His & Her Bibles
  • Courageous dvd
  • Casting Crowns cd
  • Sidewalk Prophets cd
  • Israel Houghton cd
  • $500 Rawlings Gear gift card
  • Robert Graham shirt – Large
  • 1 Million Cologne and Lotion
  • Armani Exchange watch
  • Titleist Golf Balls – 12
  • Pujols #5 Angels Build A Bear teddy bear
  • Two (2) Mens Marucci hats

One guy will make $228 million over the next nine seasons. The other guy could be worth $274 million. One guy is very corporate, already tied to companies he needs to promote. The other guy is still Jersey and eating cheap grocery store pickles.


Filed under: Baseball
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

Agent for Eagles player: Chip Kelly has lost the team

Report: Man dies after Mirror Lake jump at Ohio State

Patriots owner defends officials: ‘They’re not robots’

Joseph Randle arrested for allegedly assaulting officer

Schefter denies saying Kelly’s days in Philly are numbered


Rodgers looking forward to seeing Brett Favre, Bart Starr

Kobe has worst game of his career against Warriors

Rams WR Stedman Bailey in hospital after being shot in head

Furious Brad Stevens blasts Celtics after lackluster game

Did Bryce Harper deserve the MVP?

Duke 5-star commit posts moving message after successful surgery

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The five most overrated teams in the Week 13 coaches' poll

10 storylines for Week 13 of the college football season

Ranking the 10 best games of 2015 college football rivalry week

Examining the Mavericks' hot start

Johnny Bench(ed): Manziel demoted to third string

Mike Trout, four years in

Tom Brady on ‘Rex Ryan!’ line call: It’s ‘in the playbook’

Five NFL teams trending downward

Not so fast, USC: Eagles Chip Kelly buys Philly-area home

The five best hockey fights from Week 7

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker