Sunday, December 6, 2009
2008 Topps Heritage Jair Jurrjens
Who is this? Jair Jurrjens, a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves
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.