Pence puts spray-painted cleats on eBay
August 20, 2011
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Yes, you read that correct.
Hunter Pence’s first set of cleats, and last with the Astros, will be auctioned on eBay for the next eight days. Proceeds will go towards the HP Baseball Accademy in Houston.
Here is the rather funny description of Pence’s cleats:
You are bidding on a ONE OF A KIND AUTHENTIC GAME USED PAIR OF REEBOK ZIGTEK SPIKES. These were Hunter’s last spikes worn as an Astro and first Reeboks worn as a Philly. As you can tell he spray painted them red to comply with the Phillies policy on red shoes. They are embroidered with his old number 9 on the back which is now a rare find considering it looks like he will be wearing 3 for a while. If you win this VERY RARE one of a kind item we will have Hunter INSCRIBE AND AUTOGRAPH THEM HOWEVER YOU WANT!
If you notice Hunter went through a very tricky process attempting to make these spikes appear red. As you can see he went straight Picasso with red spray paint and added in the red shoe laces to really accent the Philly red! These are without a doubt a one of a kind item you cannot get anywhere but here and would be an incredible find for a collection!
By Hunter’s Request, proceeds acquired from this item will go towards improvements at the Hunter Pence Baseball Academy in Houston, Texas. http://www.hunterpencebaseball.com
Pictures of the shoes after the jump