Got a few cards from Ebay in the mail this weekend. Here’s the one that has me the most excited:
As far as I can tell, this is the first autographed card of 2012 from somebody on the Padres’ 25 man roster. Not a prospect like Joe Ross or Cory Spangenberg. Not a retired player like Tony Gwynn. Believe me, I’ve scoured the listings all summer. No 2012 Chase Headley, Cameron Maybin, Cory Luebke, or Yasmani Grandal autographs are out there yet. So I pounced on this as soon as I saw it. It’s nice to see Yonder getting some hobby love from Topps. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing more Padres autographs before the 2013 sets come out.
I also picked up autographed cards of pitchers Anthony Bass and Steve Garrison. Bass has been hurt this year, but he’s pitched well the few times I’ve seen him. I’m not really sure why I got the Steve Garrison card, since I don’t think he’s even with the organization anymore. Guess I just couldn’t resist the urge to shell out a couple of bucks.