Monday, January 21, 2008
2004 Sweet Spot Ben Sheets
Who is this? Brewers pitcher Ben Sheets.
What is this? An autograph card from 2004 Sweet Spot, card SS-BS.
Where'd I get it? An eBay auction.
How much did it cost? Nine bucks.
Why is this so special? This is the first Sweet Spot auto I ever got. Not the first auto on ball on card though. Ben Sheets is an excellent pitcher who should have a better win-loss record than he does. His ERA is constantly better then the league average, he usually doesn't let too many people on base and he can strike people out. Ben had a super year in 2004, striking out 264 with a 2.70 ERA for a really awful Brewer team. Ben has had injury problems since then and has only averaged 21 starts a year the past three years. A healthy Sheets plus a greatly improved Brewer lineup could put Ben in Cy Young contention this year. Ben's sig looks nice on the sweet spot of this card and you have to see one of these in person to appreciate how nice they are.