Sunday, May 16, 2010

2003 Topps Heritage Wayne Lydon

Who is this? Somerset Patriots outfielder Wayne Lydon.

What is this? An autograph card from the 2003 Topps Heritage set.

Where'd I get it? I got the card signed at last year's Atlantic League All-Star Game in Newark.

How much did it cost? The card probably cost around 50 cents.

Why is this so special? Lydon played his first seven seasons of professional baseball in the Mets organization starting in 1999, and then was traded to the Blue Jays, where he then played 4 years in their farm system. In 2002, Wayne stole 87 bases for Columbia in the SAL.
Lydon was selected to the Atlantic League All-Star Game last year as a Camden Rivershark. He hit .273 with 5 homers and 54 RBIs last season, in addition to 72 stolen bases. He is currently playing for the Somerset Patriots.
Lydon has a short "at the ballpark" autograph. You can make out "Wy L" although the W looks more like an N or a V.

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