2017 Donruss Optic Ivan Nova Autograph
Not the nicest looking card you will find, but it's Ivan Nova's first certified auto as a Bucco. Kuddos to Panini for branching out their Pirate checklists in 2017. I've been able to snag this Nova and a David Freese auto in a two week span. Topps continues to rehash the same veteran Buccos over and over. I get having big rookies in every set, but maybe after the 50th Starling Marte auto we could try someone else.......just a thought.
Nova has come back to earth his last 10 starts, but his overall body of work has been solid when you consider the bargain contract the Pirates gave (3yr 26mil). Relievers have been getting those type of deals so the Buccos have to be happy to get some cheap innings.
I have my fingers crossed that Francisco Cervelli and Felipe Rivero get an auto soon!