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World Series Champ Justin Verlander Got His Ford GT After All

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Nearly three years ago, we wrote that “it’d be super nice to be Justin Verlander.” Given that, in the time since those words were written, Verlander was traded from the Detroit Tigers to the Houston Astros, proceeded to go 5-0 with a 1.06 ERA, and helped the team win its first World Series in club history—yeah, it’d probably be really super nice to be Justin Verlander.

Our reasoning for saying this at the time was the Verlander seemed poised to be among those lucky few to get their hands on a 2017 Ford GT. The ultra-, ultra-rare supercar was to be promised to applicants who checked certain boxes like being “an influencer of public opinion,” which put Verlander high in the running. Still, he made his case with this tweet:

That’s the kind of pull Justin Verlander knew he had. Dude didn’t even @ Ford.

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At the time, we wrote that Verlander would “almost definitely get one (he’ll probably pay straight cash for it).” Welp. Guess what.

Don’t call it prophesy. Though to be fair, it can’t be verified whether he paid for it in cash or not, and it does not appear that he got two. Kind of him to share with the likes of Jay Leno and John Cena.

Because Verlander is also a social media superstar, he not only cross-posted his photo to Instagram, but he made a quick little video.

It’s heeeeeeere!!! #fordgt #1of1 #liquidiceblue @ford @fordperformance

A post shared by Justin Verlander (@justinverlander) on

If we may offer a quick nitpick: Justin Verlander’s Ford GT is clearly Liquid Silver, contrary to his #liquidiceblue hashtag. That’s okay, he was probably too busy, like, counting his stacks or talking to his supermodel wife or polishing the World Series trophy to double check his tags. Happens to the best of us.

You can’t really hear much of what he says in the video, what with the growl of the engine and all, but this face at the end really kind of says it all.

Justin Verlander happy face

That’s one happy millionaire and world-class athlete right there.

Just a couple days after revealing his baby, Verlander tweeted the following:

A lot to be thankful for this year? Gee, you don’t say.

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