Saturday, June 19, 2010

2001 Bowman Heritage Antonio Alfonseca

Who is this? Bridgeport Bluefish pitcher Antonio Alfonseca
What is this? An autographed card from the 2001 Bowman Heritage set
Where'd I get it? I got it signed before a game between the Bridgeport Bluefish and Newark Bears earlier this year.
How much did it cost? I probably spent about 50 cents for the card.

Why is this so special? Antonio Alfonseca spent 11 seasons in the major leagues. He won a World Series ring with the 1997 Florida Marlins, and he led the National League in saves in 2000. He also pitched in the post-season for the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies.

Alfonseca may be best known for having six fingers on each hand. He's also quite a character; if he's not getting ready to come into the game, you're quite likely to see him dancing around in the dugout to the music being played in between innings.

Alfonseca may not have the prettiest handwriting, but he takes care signing his name.


Fuji said...

2001 Bowman Heritage has the perfect design for TTM or IP autographs... I love the B&W photos and the lack of gloss. Nice autograph!

Community Gum said...

This dude used to rattle my nerves when he came in for the Cubs. You'd either get a 3 pitch inning or a sudden blowout. Glad to hear he's an all right guy!