Monday, August 9, 2010

2010 Bowman 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? A quarter

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.

Fortunately for us all, this is the final Eric Niesen autograph I have to post. Unfortunately, it's the ugliest of the three because the signature bubbled a bit.


SportsCardGirl said...

Whether it is the ugliest among the three it is well appreciated especially that there are three of them remaining. Better than nothing i supposed :).

Paul Hadsall said...

Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful that Niesen took a few moments to sign the three cards for me.

It is a bit challenging to find something to write about a minor league reliever for three separate posts, though, and I ended up copying and pasting most of it.

I think it the future I will tweak the format a bit to focus on my favorite card and post any others underneath.