What is this? An autographed card from the 2008 Topps Heritage set, #511
Where'd I get it? I wrote to Jurrjens in April and asked him to sign it. He's catching up on his fanmail; I got it back yesterday.
How much did it cost? The card came from a pack; the postage was 84 cents
Why is this so special? Jair Jurrjens is a 23-year-old pitcher, and he already has 30 major league victories. He finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting in 2008, trailing Geovany Soto and Joey Votto. He started a National League-high 34 games this year, pitching 215 innings en route to a 14-10 record.
I like Jurrjens' autograph. It is not particularly legible, but it is distinctive.
I'm only putting autograph-related links in this blogroll. However, if you have a blog or a collector site not specifically about autographs, but with an autograph page or an "autograph" label on your blog posts, I'll put that link here.