Sunday, June 6, 2010
2008 TriStar Prospects Plus Conor Gillaspie
Who is this? Richmond Flying Squirrels third baseman Conor Gillaspie
What is this? An autographed card from the 2008 TriStar Prospects Plus set
Where'd I get it? I got it signed before today's game between the Flying Squirrels and the Trenton Thunder.
How much did it cost? I got the card out of a clearance blaster double pack, so not much at all.
Why is this so special? Conor Gillaspie was the San Francisco Giants' first round draft pick in 2008. Later that year, he made a brief appearance in the major leagues. He got his first ML hit off of Dan Haren.
Gillaspie spent last season with the San Jose Giants in the California League, and this year he's in AA with the Richmond Flying Squirrels. He's struggling a bit, but he did have two hits in the game today.
Gillaspie has a nice signature, even though he did have to shorten it to fit on the baseball card.