My one and only auction success for Series 2 was won last week.
Jared Hughes Topps Series 2 Clear Acetate
Something always satisfying when middle relievers get cardboard love. They are some of my favorite cards to chase. The price tag on this card was ~$11 if I remember correctly. A little on the high side, but the acetates tend to carry a premium around release time.
Hughes has been a mainstay in the Pirates pen during the "good" years, but is really struggling this year. I'm guessing he'll probably have until the trade deadline to get things worked out or they may have to let him walk. He is known as a groundball specialist and when things were going right would be placed in games when a double play was needed. This year he has had trouble getting the sinker down and hitters have been teeing off.
With all that being said that doesn't make me any less happy to own this card. Here's to maybe finding a few more of the lesser know Pirates in the coming weeks.
Thanks for reading. Hope everyone enjoys their 4th of July celebrations.