Thursday, June 15, 2017

Day 5: Playing Loud

30-Day Challenge: Day 5

  • Music: A song that needs to be played LOUD
    • Self - Trunk Fulla Amps
  • Card: A certified autograph card of one of your favorite players
    • 2012 Topps - Golden Moments Autographs #GMA-FH Felix Hernandez

Note: this song contains liberal use of the word "mothafucker." Do not play this song loud if at work or near children.  

I first heard this song on local community college radio, KGRG 89.9.  I would listen to it in my 1971 Chevy, wishing I had more than a paltry single speaker.  With a song about having a trunk full of amps, it only makes sense that this song should be played loud.  I can feel the bass pulsing through my body as I imagine what it's like to play this song over a properly decked out sound system.

The lyrics wouldn't come close to winning a Grammy in the "Best Songwriting" category but that's part of what makes the song so fun.  It's a silly, carefree song.  The song is even better when played loud.

2012 Topps - Golden Moments Autographs

The loudest player on the Seattle Mariners is no doubt Felix Hernandez.  He plays with such passion that he is always cranked up to 10.  A loud, home crowd is the ultimate motivator for Felix.  That makes his pitching more electric to watch.

His autographs are not cheap and the ones that are on the lower end of the price range are not the best looking cards.  When I was looking at buying a Hernandez autograph I wanted it to be worthy of display.  At $25 on COMC, this was a suitable entry-level autograph of King Felix.

Despite being a sticker autograph, his signature remains one of my favorites in the collection.


  1. Love that song. Solid card, too.
    Hey, don't forget to drop me an email re: winning my contest.

    1. Hah I never would have guessed someone else on the card blogosphere would have heard this song.

  2. Have never heard the song, but as far as the King, I chose the same card for my only Felix auto. Good choice!

    1. Very cool! I also like the fact that the card details one of his strikeout accomplishments. Fitting for Felix