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Monday, February 23, 2009

Quickie Salty auto

Got this from Bailey at The Nennth Inning in exchange for some '09 Tim Lincecum cards. It's an autograph from 2007 Sweet Spot of Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

I was watching the MLB.com Draft Tracker at work (shame on me) when Salty was picked by the Braves so I've always been interested in his development since then. Even though he's a Ranger now I'm still rooting for the guy. This card is kind of ridiculous looking with about three times the real estate set aside for the plastic helmet thing than is alotted for the actual signature. Good thing Jarrod doesn't sign out his full name, or it would be a little squashed in that corner. Still, I'm a sucker for a goofy Braves relic and the helmet is pretty neat looking. It's actually a square piece of plastic with the helmet part pushed up and outlined by the die cut. This would be a neat card to dissect in a few years if one of the prospects doesn't pan out. Hopefully Jarrod can nail down a job in Arlington this year.

Bailey's always on the lookout for Lincecum cards so this one will be on the way to California soon. Thanks again bud!


Ben said...

I've been rooting for Salty too. I almost felt sorry for him when he was first called up to the Braves and his name wasn't centered on his jersey.

He should work out a deal like Ichiro and have SALTY on his jersey.

I can't remember where it was, but one stadium shortened his name to S'lamacchia on the score board. Shea, maybe?

shoeboxlegends said...

I was kind of hoping the Red Sox would end up dealing for Saltalamacchia over the off-season, but needless to say nothing's panned out so far...