Wednesday, July 28, 2010
2007 Bowman Heritage Joe Gaetti
Who is this? Lancaster Barnstormers outfielder Joe Gaetti
What is this? An autographed card from the 2007 Bowman Heritage set
Where'd I get it? Gaetti signed it for me at a game in Newark earlier this year
How much did it cost? 50 cents
Why is this so special? Joe Gaetti, son of former Minnesota Twins star Gary Gaetti, was the 12th round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies in 2003. He spent five years in their farm system, making it as far as AAA. In 2008 and 2009, Gaetti played in five different major league affiliated organizations, as well as for Joliet in the Northern League.
This year, Gaetti is hitting .219 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI in 79 games for the Lancaster Barnstormers. Compared to many modern ballplayers, Gaetti has a pretty nice signature.