Monday, April 26, 2010
2009 Topps Jesse Chavez
Who is this? Atlanta Braves reliever Jesse Chavez
What is this? An autographed card from the 2009 Topps set
Where'd I get it? I wrote to Chavez around Opening Day and asked him to sign it. I got it back last week.
How much did it cost? Around $1 for the card and postage
Why is this so special? Chavez had a decent rookie season for the Pittsburgh Pirates last year, though he did surrender an alarming 11 home runs in 67.1 innings. During the winter, he was traded twice. Pittsburgh sent him to Tampa Bay in the Akinori Iwamura trade, and the Rays dealt Chavez to Atlanta in the Rafael Soriano deal.
Chavez's signature is very scribbly, but I can make out the "J" and I think I see a "C."