Saturday, April 17, 2010
2002 Bowman Heritage, Jimmy Gobble
#158 Jimmy Gobble
Here is a card that I got signed in September of 2008. I got it signed hours before a Royals game when Jimmy arrived at the ballpark. Jimmy was always a pretty good signer. But since I hardly have any cards of him, I probably ended up with more signatures on baseballs than on cards. I think I only have two cards signed by him and the only reason that I have this card signed is because dayf sent it to me when I won a contest.
Jimmy is currently pitching for the Rockies AAA team in Colorado Springs. I think that he is a quality LOOGY and if used strictly as one, I think he can be competitive in the Majors. Just don't let him face any righties. Over the last two seasons, righties have hit .361 against him while he has held lefties to a .207 average.
I wish I was collecting cards when this set came out.