Monday, July 5, 2010
2008 Donruss Threads Lucas Duda
Who is this? Buffalo Bisons outfielder/first baseman Lucas Duda
What is this? An autographed card from the 2008 Donruss Threads set
Where'd I get it? I got it signed at a game between the Binghamton Mets and Trenton Thunder earlier this year.
How much did it cost? The card probably cost a quarter.
Why is this so special? Lucas Duda was just named the International League Player of the Week for the week of June 28-July 4. During the week, he had five home runs, 11 RBI, and a 1.000 slugging percentage and made headlines by homering in five consecutive games.
Duda was selected in the seventh round of the 2007 draft by the New York Mets. He's moved up through the Mets' system and is having his best season to date. In 45 games for Binghamton, he hit .286 with 6 home runs and 34 RBI. Since moving up to Buffalo, he is hitting .292 with 5 home runs and 17 RBI. If he continues at anywhere near that pace, he could be in line for a September call-up unless he is part of a trade package before then.
Duda's autograph is a fairly quick scribble, but at least his initials are easily readable.
I posted today's card early because I'm not sure I'll have a chance later. In case you didn't see it already, I posted an autographed card of the pitcher who threw an Eastern League no-hitter on the 4th of July last night.