Sunday, February 13, 2011
2010 New Hampshire Fisher Cats Jonathan Jaspe
Who is this? minor league catcher Jonathan Jaspe
What is this? An autographed card from the 2010 New Hampshire Fisher Cards set
Where'd I get it? Jaspe signed it for me before a Trenton Thunder game last year.
How much did it cost? I believe the team set cost around $10
Why is this so special? Jaspe, a Venezuelan native, has played in the Blue Jays system since 2005. Last season, at the age of 25, he hit .238 /.285 / .354 with 1 home run in 61 games for the AA Fisher Cats. It would be a surprise if Jaspe improved enough to get a shot in the major leagues, but he's already accomplished more as a pro baseball player than 99.9 percent of the population.
I got the card signed with a silver Sharpie that was on its way out, but it came out better than it probably would have if Jaspe had signed in blue.