Sunday, February 14, 2010
2002 Upper Deck Jeremy Reed
Who is this? Jeremy Reed, an outfielder in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system
What is this? An autographed card from the 2002 Upper Deck set
Where'd I get it? From a blog reader
How much did it cost? Around $2
Why is this so special? Jeremy Reed was once a highly regarded prospect in the Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners farm systems. He never quite lived up to those expectations, but he has been a productive reserve outfielder.
Reed spent last season with the Mets, but even with all their injuries Jerry Manuel never gave him a chance to start on a regular basis. He hit .278 as a pinch hitter for the Mets in 2009,
Reed has a very angular signature, but it requires some imagination to make out any letters.