Monday, December 21, 2009

1998 Collector's Choice, Jamie Navarro

#336 Jamie Navarro

Here is another card that the Troll sent to me. He sent this one along a couple of months ago with the Jared Sandberg card.

Jamie pitched for twelve seasons with the Brewers, Cubs, White Sox, and Indians. He was 116-126 for his career with a 4.72 ERA. He was mostly a starter and he won a career high 17 games with the Brewers in 1992. He pitched in over 200 innings a year six times and he recorded 32 complete games. As a Cub in 1996, he had 158 strikeouts which was also a career high.

He made his final Major League appearance in 2000, but his career wasn't quite over yet. In 2001, he pitched for Newark of the Atlantic League. It looks like he sat out of the '02 season, but he made a comeback in 2003. That year, he 17 games with Newark, 2 games with the Louisville Bats, and 5 games with Oaxaca of the Mexican League. That was his final season playing professional ball.

I like this card since the picture is of him signing autographs. Those are always good cards to have signed. But, one thing kind of freaks me out. That is the hand in the top left. If you click on the scan, you might see what I'm talking about. The hand looks kind of shapeless since you can't see any fingers from that angle. If even appears that Jamie is kind of looking at strangely, like he is trying to figure out what is going on with it. Or, maybe I have just been working too much lately.


Play at the Plate said...

It looks a little stumpy. I like signed cards of players signing cards. Nice one Z!

night owl said...

Navarro certainly has a borderline horrified look on his face. That's for sure.

Collective Troll said...

are you sure thats a hand? It does look creepy whatever it is and Navarro is REALLY concerned looking. I wonder if he ended up dealing with that "hand"?

Orioles Magic said...

I'm in agreement on this one, signed cards of players signing are the best! Cool auto Zach.

Anonymous said...

I think Navarro might be horrified by whatever the hand was holding. :)

I wonder if the people in the background on those types of shots ever see the card and recognize themselves.

zman40 said...

I'm just glad that I wasn't overreacting about the hand.

Paul, I'm sure that I would recognize myself if it was a Royal. I just would just hope that I wouldn't say "uhh, is that MY hand?".