Alright folks, it’s been a while since my mailbox has provided me with some surprises. I really haven’t been scouring Ebay lately, so my mailbox hasn’t been bursting with packages. Here’s what I received the past week:
- TTM Success – A Ryan Mount 2005 Bowman Heritage card. I sent this one out on August 7th. Mount, a former 2005 2nd round draft pick, was having a pretty decent year for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. He batted .290 with 16 HR’s and 10 SB’s for the Angels Class A affiliate. The 2005 Bowman Heritage set is a really terrific set for TTM autograph collectors. The card design really complements the player autograph.
- TTM Success – An Owen Schmitt 2008 Upper Deck Draft card. This card was also sent on August 7th. Schmitt, a former West Virginia Mountaineer, added a ‘Go W!’ inscription to his autograph. That was a nice touch, especially considering he is shown in his college uniform.
- Ebay win – My first Ebay purchase in a few weeks. A 2007 Bowman Chrome Autographed card featuring Padres red-hot prospect Kellen Kulbacki. Hopefully, he will be able to advance quickly through the Padres’ minor league system and make it to Petco sooner rather than later. A graduate of James Madison University, Kulbacki hit .332 with 20 HR’s and a .428 OBP for the Class A Lake Elsinore Storm. However, he will miss the rest of this season after injuring his non-throwing shoulder.