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.


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.)