Evan was selected by the Rays with the third overall pick in the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft. Longoria, called the "best pure hitter" among college players in the 2006 draft class by Baseball America, was given a $3 million signing bonus.
Evan is supposed to be the Rays third baseman of the future. He has been compared to Ryan Braun, the good one. He is pictured here in a Montgomery Biscuits uniform with an authentic game-worn patch in a subset called Showtime.
Evan hit .307 with 21 HR and 76 RBI in 105 games for the Biscuits before a late season promotion to AAA Durham Bulls. He is projected to possibly make his major league debut in 2008.
I only purchased one pack of 2007 Tristar Elegance. This was my Jersey pull. I was excited when I got it, but it has been gathering cyber dust in my eBay store since the pull with nobody watching. I priced it at the average selling price for the time I posted it. I'm sure it will go when Evan makes a splash with the Rays. Still it's a pretty cool pull and I was excited to potentially get close to what the pack cost me for this one card.
This is why I rarely purchase products like these. I was lucky and got a pretty good pull for a $45 pack with 5 cards. I didn't go into the Tony's card shop with any intent on purchasing this pack. The Allen & Ginter box that I went in for sold out that morning, so I improvised because I wanted some new product to sample that day and didn't want to go to the other overpriced shop a few towns over.