Tuesday, June 1, 2010
2007 Newark Bears Jeriome Robertson
Who is this? Former Houston Astros pitcher Jeriome Robertson
What is this? An autographed card from the 2007 Newark Bears team set
Where'd I get it? I got it signed during a Newark Bears game in August 2007
How much did it cost? The team set cost around $5.
Why is this so special? Robertson won 15 games for the Houston Astros in his rookie season in 2003.
He died in a motorcycle accident over the weekend. He was only 33, much too young.
Robertson signed the card on an angle, so he didn't have to squish his signature too much to make it fit. It's not really the easiest signature to read, but you can tell that it is an autograph and not just a bunch of squiggles.