Monday, July 12, 2010
2009 Topps Scott Baker
Who is this? Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Baker
What is this? An autographed card from the 2009 Topps set
Where'd I get it? I wrote to Baker during spring training and asked him to sign it. I got it back three months later.
How much did it cost? The card came out of the pack.
Why is this so special? Baker was Minnesota's Opening Day starter. Now in his sixth major league season, he already has 50 victories.
Baker is one of the few pitchers in major league history to strike out four batters in an inning, and the only Twin to accomplish this feat. Perhaps more remarkable, his autograph is somewhat legible. :)