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.

3 comments:

zman40 said...

Nice one. It's good to see that Jair signs ttm. Yoy've been getting pretty lucky with the NL East lately.

Ken said...

Sweet. That's a great pitcher with a huge future.

Paul said...

Most of my non-Mets autograph requests go to the other NL East teams because those are the players I see on a regular basis.

(I'd write to more Yankees, but most of them stop signing after their rookie year.)