Sunday, August 8, 2010
2008 St. Lucie Mets Eric Niesen
Who is this? Binghamton Mets pitcher Eric Niesen
What is this? An autographed card from the 2008 St. Lucie Mets team set
Where'd I get it? Niesen signed it for me after a game in Trenton earlier this year.
How much did it cost? The team set cost around $10
Why is this so special? Niesen, yet another Mets farmhand, was a third round draft selection in 2007. Although he's never put up eye-popping stats, Niesen has progressed steadily through the farm system. Until this year, he's worked exclusively as a starting pitcher.
Niesen's signature is very odd, but slightly more legible than the one on the card I posted Friday. I can make out the "E" clearly.