Monday, December 21, 2009
2009 Trenton Thunder Reegie Corona
Who is this? Reegie Corona, a minor league infielder
What is this? An autographed card from the 2009 Trenton Thunder team set
Where'd I get it? I got the autograph at a Trenton Thunder game this summer
How much did it cost? The team set cost $10 at the Thunder gift shop
Why is this so special? I picked this card to scan because of Mr. Corona's unusual first name, but it turns out that he's the only one in the set (of the cards I was able to get signed, anyway) that is actually on the Yankees' 40-man roster.
Corona, 23, is a middle infielder who split the 2009 season between Trenton (AA) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA). His combined stats are .257-6-40, with 16 stolen bases. (I guess somebody has to be waiting in the minors to back up Derek Jeter.)
Corona was nice enough to sign his card for me at a Trenton Thunder game this summer, but I'm glad I don't have to try to decipher his autograph. I like the nice action photo that was chosen for his baseball card.