Wow! He really smoked that one into the bleachers!
The HR 500 is a celebratory cigar brand by Rocky Patel commemorating Gary Sheffield’s milestone 500th home run. To celebrate such a momentous achievement, Rocky created a large 6.5 x 52 Toro size to capture Gary’s larger-than-life persona. This impressive size delivers volumes of rich, savory smoke with notes of coffee, earth, black pepper, and sweet spice. To create this special blend, Rocky worked closely with Sheffield himself, an avid cigar smoker for over 20 years who proudly states in interviews that this one is now the only cigar he smokes.
The cigar comes in a top-quality collector's humidor box that’s covered in white rawhide with red stitching, just like a real MLB baseball. In the center, there’s a gold-toned plaque with the date of Sheffield's 500th home run; on the inside of the box's lid, a full-color picture depicting Gary hitting that famous number 500. And below that is where the real treasure lies: 20 gorgeous cigars finished with dark Ecuadorian Habano-seed wrappers that are so oily they glisten. Beneath is a long-filler blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos held together by a Honduran Jamastran binder, a combination that creates a beautiful medium-to-full-bodied smoke with an easy draw and smooth burn. Whether you're a die-hard baseball fan or a lover of the leaf, this is a definite must-try cigar. But don’t wait too long to order because the Home Run is a limited-edition release by Rocky Patel & Mr. 500 himself, Gary Sheffield.