|2009 Upper Deck Inkredible #JB Jeff Baker (AU)|
With the recent trade of Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins to Toronto, none of the players who were on the Rockies for their historic and memorable 2007 playoff run remain in Denver. Jeff Baker was on that team, and while he came through with a few key hits, you don't see too many cards of him, let alone autographs.
This is a dreaded sticker autograph, but this is the first one I've really seen an issue with. The sticker was affixed at a slight angle (perhaps to ensure the actual signature was on straight), and there's a little bit of wrinkling on one of the sticker's corners, which I only noticed upon removing it from its top-loader to scan. Regardless, it's one of only a few Jeff Baker cards I own, and certainly the first autograph.
|2005 Throwback Threads Throwback Collection Material #33 Larry Walker /500 (MEM)|
|2002 Sweet Spot Swatches #S-JBe Josh Beckett (MEM)|
|1993 Stadium Club #554 Orestes Destrade|
|2002 E-X Behind the Numbers Game Jersey #9 Todd Helton (MEM)|
|2002 Playoff Piece of the Game Materials Bronze #POG-82 Todd Helton Bat /250 (MEM)|
|2002 Playoff Piece of the Game Materials Bronze #POG-82 Todd Helton Bat /250 (MEM) (Reverse)|
Collectors that buy enough product always seem to have a knack for pulling one particular player. When it comes to autographs and relics, for me that player is...
|2003 SPx Young Stars Autograph Jersey #YS-JA Jason Jennings /1295 (MEM) (AU)|
Jennings wasn't even a Rockie for all that long, which is a shame, because it's no secret that our pitching is pretty atrocious. A gem like Jennings or Ubaldo Jimenez only seems to come along once or twice a decade.
Speaking of that, the Rockies best hope for a decent young pitcher in the next 3-4 years is expected to make his MLB debut tomorrow.
|2015 Bowman Chrome Bowman Scouts Top 100 #BTP-19 Jon Gray|