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Grant Balfour

Grant Balfour is a former professional baseball pitcher who spent 12 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). Born on December 30, 1977, in Sydney, Australia, Balfour's love for baseball began at a young age. He played for several teams in Australia before being signed as an amateur free agent by the Minnesota Twins in 1997. More about Grant Balfour

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Current items with a signature of Grant Balfour

These are the most current items with a signature of Grant Balfour that were listed on eBay and on other online stores - click here for more items.

Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnail2004 Topps Total Signatures #TTA-GB Grant Balfour Twins Autograph$7.99logo
thumbnail2012 Topps #652 Grant Balfour Autograph Signed Athletics A's$15.00logo
thumbnail2013 Topps Grant Balfour Auto Oakland Athletics #616 Signed$5.95logo
thumbnailGrant Balfour Athletics 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Signed Authentic Autograph 920$19.99logo
thumbnailGrant Balfour Autographed 2015 Topps Signed Baseball Card #661 Tampa Bay Rays$7.99logo
Balfour made his debut in the MLB in 2001, playing for the Minnesota Twins. Initially, he struggled to establish himself as a regular pitcher and was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2003. He then played for the Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland A’s, and the Baltimore Orioles before retiring in 2015. Balfour's most successful season came in 2013 when he was an All-Star for the Oakland Athletics, recording 38 saves and a 2.59 ERA. Overall, Balfour finished his career with a 3.49 ERA, 84 saves, and 571 strikeouts in 539 innings pitched.

In addition to his MLB career, Balfour also represented Australia in several international competitions, including the World Baseball Classic in 2006 and 2009. Balfour was known for his fierce competitiveness and his willingness to pitch in high-pressure situations. He was also known for his distinctive pre-pitch routine, which involved intense screaming and fist-pumping. Despite being a late bloomer in the sport of baseball, Grant Balfour's successful career demonstrated that talent and determination can overcome any obstacle. Read even more about Grant Balfour at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Grant Balfour

In total, we tracked 327 items since 01/01/2008. The chart below shows the trade volume over time.

The most expensive item with a signature of Grant Balfour (Grant Balfour Game-Used & Signed Wilson A2000 GLOVE- Oakland A'S - MCM) was sold in February 2020 for $224.50 while the cheapest item (GRANT BALFOUR SIGNED TOTAL CARD 2008 POSTSEASON RAYS) found a new owner for $0.01 in October 2008. The month with the most items sold (26) was October 2008 with an average selling price of $10.24 for an autographed item of Grant Balfour. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in February 2020 with $224.50 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $0.55 was June 2019. In average, an autographed item from Grant Balfour is worth $8.00.

Most recently, these items with a signature of Grant Balfour were sold on eBay - click here for more items.

Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnail2012 Prizm Grant Balfour AUTOGRAPH A's$2.49logo
thumbnail2013 Topps Heritage Grant Balfour signed auto card Oakland Athletics$0.99logo
thumbnail2015 Topps Grant Balfour Career High Auto Autograph #CH-GB Rays$2.25logo
thumbnailAutographed new MLB baseball, Minnesota Twins - GRANT BALFOUR$10.75logo
thumbnailGrant Balfour Autograph 2015 Topps Certified Autograph Issue Tampa Bay Rays Auto$0.99logo
thumbnailGrant Balfour Autographed 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Signed Card #345 Athletics$7.99logo
thumbnailGrant Balfour Oakland A’s Signed Autographed 2013 Topps Baseball Card #616 COA$14.99logo
thumbnailGrant Balfour Signed Oakland A's Athletics baseball auto$30.00logo
thumbnailGrant Balfour Tampa Bay Rays Oakland As Signed Autograph OMLB baseball$9.95logo

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Latest News about Grant Balfour

Rays' Grant Balfour returns after death of father (03/15/15): PORT CHARLOTTE — Grant Balfour sat in the hospital room all day and spent his nights sleeping there on a pullout bed for two weeks, leaving his dying father's side only to go work out and throw. Go to news article

Video: Grant Balfour talking about death of his father, David Balfour (03/15/15): Rays reliever Grant Balfour returned to camp Sunday and spoke about the loss of his father, David, who died last week in Australia while Grant was there.    

Rays honor the father of Grant Balfour (03/15/15): David Balfour was a longtime executive with the Sydney Blue Sox of the Australian Baseball League, and when Grant returned from the funeral Sunday there was a touching tribute waiting for him ... Go to news article

Grant Balfour scheduled to return to Rays this weekend (03/11/15): FORT MYERS - RHP Grant Balfour will likely rejoin the Rays this weekend after his father, David, died Tuesday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 62.

Rays' Grant Balfour returns to Australia to be with ailing father (02/27/15): Rays relief pitcher Grant Balfour returned to Australia to be with his cancer-stricken father.

Older News Stories about Grant Balfour

Grant Balfour reflects on dad during visit to Australia (02/2015): Rays reliever Grant Balfour reflects on his father David, who was honored in December in their native Australia, in this video from Major League Baseball.  

Australian pitcher Grant Balfour is Major League Baseball's prime mover (01/2015): Australian pitcher Grant Balfour has built a formidable reputation in America for his big arm and hot temper.        

Australian baseballer Grant Balfour on majors, minors and living his dream (12/2014): Australian pitcher Grant Balfour has made a career in major league baseball and he is far from finished. Go to news article

Grant Balfour out as Tampa Bay Rays closer (06/2014): Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Grant Balfour is out as the teams closer for now, the team announced on Monday. read more

Rays closer Grant Balfour critical of booing fans (05/2014): When Rays closer Grant Balfour blew the save in the ninth inning of Thursday night’s game against the Athletics, he was showered with boos from whatever was left of the announced crowd of 11,257 at Tropicana Field — and he wasn’t happy about it.

Grant Balfour comes to Baltimore for first time since deal with Orioles fell thr (04/2014): The last time Grant Balfour was in Baltimore, he thought he had landed in the place where he'd spend the next two years of his career.

Major League Baseball: Why Grant Balfour of Tampa Bay Rays is jealous of you (03/2014): Grant Balfour has his own maniacal fan base, a $12 million contract which catapults him into BRW rich-list status and has just gone from relief pitcher to closer status after returning to Tampa Bay. And yet, Sydneysiders, he is jealous of you. Go to news article

Former Oakland A’s Grant Balfour Shows Off Massive Truck At Rays Spring Training (02/2014): Former Oakland A's pitcher Grant Balfour has a new team and a new ride, pulling up in a gargantuan behemoth of a black truck at spring training with the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB roundup: Grant Balfour contract details, Rockies sign Paul Janish (01/2014): In the first year of his 2-year, $12 million deal, Balfour will get a $1 million signing bonus and earn just $4 million for the 2014 season, and $7 million in 2015, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman . The small-market Rays couldn't afford Balfour under normal circumstances.

Source: Grant Balfour on Yankees’ radar (12/2013): According to industry sources, the Yankees have shown some interest in closer Grant Balfour, whose two-year deal with the Orioles disintegrated. Balfour has converted 62 of 67 save opportunities the...

MLB free agent rumors: Mariners pursuing Grant Balfour, Brian Wilson (11/2013): Seattle is looking to sign a proven closer during the offseason. The Mariners used Danny Farquhar and Tom Wilhelmsen in the closer's role during 2013. Both pitcher had ERA's greater than 4.00 and combined to blow nine saves on the season.

Grant Balfour gives A's what they need (10/2013): Oakland Athletics can't be nice guys if they hope to advance past ALDS and Detroit Tigers Go to news article

A's closer Grant Balfour not worried about his recent inactivity (09/2013): It's been six days since closer Grant Balfour has pitched in a game for the A's, but he's not worried since the A's haven't had many save situations and his arm has been tired Go to news article

Grant Balfour Drops F-Bomb, Oakland Announcers Giggle [Video] (08/2013): Always funny.

Astros rally off Grant Balfour for 5-4 win over A's (07/2013): Houston Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar slides safely for the winning run as Oakland Athletics catcher Derek Norris fields the throw. / Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports

Oakland A's Grant Balfour gives up homerun in 10th, gets rare loss (06/2013): SEATTLE (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics aren't used to seeing anything go wrong when Grant Balfour's on the mound.

Keown: Grant Balfour's potty mouth that roars (05/2013): His peers claim he uses the foulest language in the game. He bleeping agrees. Go to news article

Oakland A's notebook: Grant Balfour throws off mound for first time since surger (03/2013): Oakland A's closer Grant Balfour threw 25 pitches off a mound Friday morning, his first time on the hill since his Feb. 14 surgery to remove a bit of meniscus from his right knee. Go to news article

Oakland A's closer Grant Balfour recovering ahead of schedule (02/2013): Balfour is recovering from minor knee surgery but he's getting better quicker than expected

A's Exercise Team Option, Retain Grant Balfour (10/2012): The Oakland Athletics have exercised their $4.5 million contract option for closer Grant Balfour, while the AL West champions have declined their half of a $10 million mutual option for shortstop Stephen Drew.