Tuesday, February 16, 2010
2004 Bowman Signs of the Future Chad Cordero
Who is this? Chad Cordero, a relief pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization
What is this? An autographed card from 2004 Bowman Signs of the Future insert set
Where'd I get it? I bought it at the baseball card show this weekend
How much did it cost? $2
Why is this so special? Chad Cordero led the National League with 47 saves in 2005, earning a spot on the All-Star team. He was part of the U.S. team in the first World Baseball Classic in 2006, and saved the Washington Nationals' final game at RFK Stadium in 2007.
Cordero has not pitched in the major leagues since 2008, and his last full season was 2007. Hopefully he can recover from the arm problems that have derailed his career and recapture some of his earlier promise -- on Opening Day, Cordero will only be 28.
Cordero's autograph is a bit small, but it seems somewhat legible.