The Legend

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Some Needles in a Haystack

Pirate shortstop Jordy Mercer doesn't have much in way of autographs or relics.  In terms of recent sets, Panini's Americas Pastime was the only one to feature Mercer.  Recently on eBay I was searching for some Mercer cards in came across a nice lot of older issued Mercers.  Less than $15 later it was at more doorstep.

2008 Upper Deck Series 2 Patch Auto /99

 2008 Upper Deck Series 2 Red Ink Auto /50

 2008 Donruss Elite Auto /483

2008 Donruss Elite Aspirates Auto /75

I guess he was trying to be different and printed his name on the patch auto.  Would have been nice if he would have signed it normally, but either way it is a nice card. I'm a big fan of college cards so I'm partial to the Aspirations die cut featuring Jordy in his Oklahoma State Cowboy uniform.  

In terms of Jordy as a player I've been pleased with his development.  I didn't think he could stick at short, but he has turned himself into a league average shortstop.  If not for a terrible April and May, Jordy could have produced some big numbers. Thankfully management stuck with him and he went on to produce almost a 3 WAR season.  Not bad considering he was close to losing his starting job.  

Thanks for reading!

12 comments:

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    1. It is. Good conversation starter I guess.

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  2. That patch would look tons better if it were in cursive writing. It is just strange looking.

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    1. The funny thing too is the patch auto is numbered higher. Confusing card.

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  3. I think you're going to have to switch out the signatures on the two USA cards Matt.
    At least Mercer can offer a little more offensively than say, Clint Barmes.

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  4. Barmes can field but man he is a terrible hitter. I hated that two year deal they gave him in 2011.

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  5. That is an interesting sig, to say the least.

    Didn't realize Jordy used to be a Cowpoke. I probably saw him play at Wichita State in '08.

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    1. Yeah. He wasn't a huge prospect, but moved through the system because his bat projected well at shortstop. He has turned himself into a pretty useful player.

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  6. The patch is very cool. I like how it blends in with the card. As for the printed name, I like it. It's very unique.

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    1. Unique is a good word it. I wouldn't have bought it if it was more than 10 bucks. The deal was good so now I have an interesting piece to showoff. The patch really makes the card! Would love to find another to see if he signed them all like that.

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  7. Prepare your surroundings for the arrival of THE TRIPLE THREAT

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    1. Oh my.....I've taken a few Jaybarker bombs before but I'm officially scared now.

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