Who is this? former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Adam Loewen What is this? An autographed card from the 2005 Donruss set Where'd I get it? Loewen signed it for me before Sunday's game between the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the Trenton Thunder in Trenton How much did it cost? I'm pretty sure I got the card out of a pack. Why is this so special? Adam Loewen was the fourth overall pick in the 2002 draft, the highest spot a Canadian player has ever been selected. He was once considered the top prospect in the Orioles' farm system.
In 2006, Loewen played for Canada in the inaugural World Baseball Classic. Later that year, he made his major league debut with the Orioles. He made 19 starts in his rookie season, finishing the year with a 6-6 record and a 5.37 ERA.
In 2007 and 2008, Loewen missed a substantial amount of time due to injury. During the 2008 season, he made the decision to give up pitching.
Loewen's autograph looks like nothing more than some loops and scribbles, but I do give him credit for signing for everybody who asked.
I'm only putting autograph-related links in this blogroll. However, if you have a blog or a collector site not specifically about autographs, but with an autograph page or an "autograph" label on your blog posts, I'll put that link here.