Monday, March 7, 2011

2010 New Hampshire Fisher Cats Vince Bongiovanni

Who is this? minor league pitcher Vince Bongiovanni
What is this? A signed 2010 New Hampshire Fisher Cats team set card
Where'd I get it? Bongiovanni signed it at a game in Trenton last year.
How much did it cost? The team set was around $10, if I recall correctly

Why is this so special? Bongiovanni was selected in the 24th round of the 2005 amateur draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He spent the first five seasons of his pro career in the Arizona organization, advancing as far as the AA level.

In 2009, Bongiovanni went to the Blue Jays organization during the season. For New Hampshire last year, he appeared in 35 games out of the bullpen and finished with a 6-7 record and 5.13 ERA. I'm not sure where (or if) Bongiovanni will be playing ball in 2011.

It's not easy to make out on a the dark card, but Bongiovanni has a fairly stylized autograph.

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