Sunday, May 9, 2010
2007 Topps Heritage Joselo Diaz
Who is this? Long Island Ducks pitcher Joselo Diaz
What is this? An autographed card from the 2007 Topps Heritage set
Where'd I get it? I got it signed before a game between the Long Island Ducks and Newark Bears last week.
How much did it cost? The card cost 50 cents.
Why is this so special? Diaz signed with the Dodgers as an undrafted free agent in 1996 as a catcher. After a few years in the minors, he was converted to pitching. He has played for seven different organizations in the minors and even spent a season as a Yokohama Bay Star in Japan.
Diaz has pitched in five major league games: four for the 2006 Kansas City Royals and one for the 2008 Texas Rangers.
Diaz has a neat autograph, which manages to be both distinctive and somewhat legible at the same time.